NJ town worried about number of suicides

November 12, 2009 5:47:49 AM PST
Five suicides and two attempted suicides have led officials in a northern New Jersey town to urge residents to seek help.

Jefferson Township Police Capt. Eric Wilsusen says the rural Morris County community usually has one or two suicides a year. Three have occurred within the last three months.

The victims were adults with an average age of approximately 50 years old. All but one were male.

There were three suicides in Jefferson in 2007 and one in 2008. Mayor Russell Felter and police are urging anyone who is experiencing depressive symptoms, or who might know someone who is, to get help.


Information from: Daily Record, http://www.dailyrecord.com