Courtney Lamb Death – A longtime Dunwoody, Georgia has been identified as the person who passed away in an apparent murder-suicide on Thursday at Marta Station. Courtney Lamb, of Mount Airy, North Carolina died after she reportedly jumped in front of a train on the northbound track at Dunwoody MARTA Station, according to reports. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. After the incident, the power to the rail was de-energized and bus transportation was provided between North Springs and Medical Center Stations.
MARTAConnect was also made available for customers to use Uber or Lyft to travel through the area as multiple law enforcement agencies respond to the scene of the incident. The tragic incident was reported at approximately 7:1- a.m. Officers responded to the claims of a person trapped under the train. Officers from the AMR, DeKalb Fire and the MARTA Police Department responded to the scene.
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Courtney Lamb Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family
Suicide is a leading cause of death. Two teens with back to the camera holding each other. Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die. A suicide attempt is when someone harms themselves with any intent to end their life, but they do not die as a result of their actions.
Many factors can increase the risk for suicide or protect against it. Suicide is connected to other forms of injury and violence. For example, people who have experienced violence, including child abuse, bullying, or sexual violence have a higher suicide risk. Being connected to family and community support and having easy access to health care can decrease suicidal thoughts and behaviors.2
Suicide is a serious public health problem – Suicide rates increased 30% between 2000–2018, and declined in 2019 and 2020. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States,3 with 45,979 deaths in 2020. This is about one death every 11 minutes.3 The number of people who think about or attempt suicide is even higher. In 2020, an estimated 12.2 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.2 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.2 million attempted suicide.
Suicide affects all ages. In 2020, suicide was among the top 9 leading causes of death for people ages 10-64. Suicide was the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 and 25-34.3.
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