It was a dark 20 hours in New Bedford from Tuesday into Wednesday – there were four drug overdoses, a completed suicide and on attempted suicide in the city.
At 6:09am on Tuesday, New Bedford police report an attempted suicide on Union Street. New Bedford police report overdoses at 8:45am, 9:19am, 12:13pm on Thursday and at 1:19am on Wednesday. At 6:56pm on Tuesday, there was a successful suicide on Orchard Street.
Unfortunately, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, New Bedford and Fall River lead the state where residents are most likely to die before the age of 75.
If you are considering suicide please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you have a problem with addiction visit https://helplinema.org/ or call 800.327.5050.