Colorado Editorials

An overlooked cause of death

Author: The Pueblo Chieftain Editorial Board - October 4, 2017 - Updated: October 4, 2017

Let us hope our country just hit bottom and is ready to heal. Hope the Sunday night massacre in Las Vegas is not a harbinger of more madness ahead. For those who died, let this serve as the crisis that inspires us to heal.

Our country has never have been more divided since the Civil War of the 1860s. People who used to live in peace have taken to skewering each other, minute by minute, on social media. Politics has gone from a rhetorical art to a vengeful practice of personal destruction of opponents. Impeach him. Lock her up. Blame the left; blame the right.

The program is patterned after a New Hampshire campaign aimed at increasing access to information about suicide and encouraging gun shops and firing ranges to incorporate suicide prevention into their firearm safety messages.

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