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Suicide Intervention 

  Suicide and attempted suicide calls in St. Tammany Parish are on the rise: As of Oct. 31, 2011, the fire department had responded to 65 calls, compared to 68 calls in all of 2010. St. Tammany Parish has the highest suicide rate in Louisiana, according to St. Tammany Fire District deputy chief Stephen Krentel. The fire department urges people considering suicide to dial 211, a free, 24-hour hotline offering crisis intervention and counseling.

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