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KY lawyers killing themselves at alarming rate, says report

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The Kentucky Bar Association is urging lawyers to watch out for each other in light of increased suicides.

A report in the Monday edition of USA Today shows at least a dozen lawyers in Kentucky have committed suicide in the last three years.

Half of those attorneys, most of which were trial lawyers, killed themselves in the last year, said the report.

There's no reason cited for the suicides except that the lawyers are on average six times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.

The president of Kentucky Bar Association noted the figures in the association's quarterly journal. He's now warning lawyers to be alert if they see problems with their colleagues.

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