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Overdose, suicide deaths in Dane County surpass 700 since 2016

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Published on November 22, 2019 -

Overdose, suicide deaths in Dane County surpass 700 since 2016

In Dane County, 714 people have died by overdose or suicide since 2016, according to data from the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Overdose, suicide deaths in Dane County surpass 700 since 2016

New data shows more than 700 people in dane county died by suicide or drug overdoses since 2016.

To confront the trend, the 2020 county budget includes 2- point-2 million dollars in additional mental health and addiction resources.

((( "one of the biggest challenges that folks find and that the tubbs family has shared with us -- is figuring out the first door to open.

Where do you go, who do you call when you need help?

And if you're suffering from mental illness or addiction that can be an even bigger challenge."

))) parisi mentioning the tubbs family there.

Dane county emergency management director charles tubbs and his wife cindy lost their son c.j.

To an overdose earlier this year.

One of the first initiatives coming from a new recovery fund in his name, will be a universal access call center..

Giving people who are struggling -- a place to turn.

They hope to open that center

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