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September declared Suicide Prevention Month
County Mayor Tim Stribling and Smithville Mayor Jimmy Poss signed proclamations Thursday declaring September Suicide Prevention Month in both DeKalb County and the City of Smithville. DeKalb County's age-adjusted suicide rate was 15.7 per 100,000 people, translating into three reported suicide deaths in 2013, the most recent year county-specific figures are available for. Two of the victims were female and one was male.