The facts about suicide in the United States are sobering, if not alarming. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 25to 34-year-olds, and men take their own lives nearly four times as often as women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 33,000 suicides occur each year in the U.S., which means that every 16 minutes someone dies by their own hand.
For Agoura resident Michael Matthew, the national statistic has a face. His brot...
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