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Suicide increase concerns South Georgia psychologist

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –South Georgia psychologists are concerned by a high number of suicides.

Dr. Cheryl Kaiser says she's treating more family members of suicide victims than she ever has.

She says long-term high unemployment and the holidays are a dangerous combination.

"It's no coincidence that we have so much economic turmoil and that there is a positivity of jobs and people. There homes are going into foreclosure. Their businesses are being lost. That's a lot of stress that people have to deal with, "said Kaiser.

Kaiser says people should not try to deal with that stress alone.

She recommends that people reach out to friends, family, or professionals and not be afraid to ask for help.

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