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Widefield schools see success with suicide prevention program

 

Last updated 2/23/2021 at 12:45pm



Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) is using a new program, Sources of Strength, to prevent suicide, bullying and substance abuse. Initially developed in 1998, Sources of Strength’s founder Mark LoMurray worked with rural communities and Northern Plains Tribes in North Dakota to create the program. It is now used in over 14 states, and has been recognized by groups like the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the American Association of Public Health.

WSD3 initially brought the program to Mesa Ridge High School and Janitell Junior High School in 2019 as “pilot cases.” Marta...



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