Editorial: Bill is a Modest Proposal to Reduce Suicide

Levine, a San Rafael Democrat, was moved to carry this bill because of the disturbing uptick in suicide in the United States. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which is supporting the bill, suicide increased by 31 percent between 2000 and 2010. Nearly 4,000 Californians take their lives each year, and more than 48,000 attempt to do so.

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