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By Associated Press

June 8, 2022 | 6:04 PM

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will invest $230 million in statewide suicide prevention and mental health awareness after a report found that more than 85% of gun deaths in 2020 were suicides.

The state report released this week concluded that 132 of the 154 people killed by guns in 2020 died by suicide. According to the report, 118 of

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