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Commissioners Receive Encouraging Update on Community Effort to Reduce Teen Suicides

Youth Suicide Prevention Work Group Includes More Than 60 Community Partner Organizations

 

October 3, 2018



At a recent meeting, the Board of El Paso County Commissioners (BoCC) received some encouraging news indicating that a community wide collaborative effort to reduce teen suicides is starting to make a difference.  Commissioner Peggy Littleton, who also serves as member of the Board of Health, requested the update noting that Commissioners have recognized September as National Suicide Prevention Month.

Over the past five years El Paso County has experienced rates of teen suicide that outpace both the state and national averages, an alarming statistic that led to the establishment of a Teen...



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