Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series examining increasing mental health concerns being raised in Brazoria County. Part 2 will appear in Tuesday's print and online edition of The Facts.

A 65 percent increase in suicides and a 46 percent increase in calls to the sheriff’s mental health department this year show a greater need for mental health resources that were already in high demand, officials said.

Alexa Crenshaw is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0155.

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