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What is Virginia doing to prevent suicide?

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Did you know that Virginia has a multi-agency effort in place to reduce suicide in Virginia through awareness and prevention activities? This article from The Virginia Gazette in Williamsburg clearly explains the history of these efforts and the current state of suicide prevention activities in the Commonwealth. It is written by Christy Letsom, who is both a survivor of suicide and  a Training Specialist with The Planning Council where she focuses on mental health training and statewide suicide prevention advocacy. She also chairs the Virginia Suicide Prevention Coalition and serves as a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Standards.

For more information on statewide efforts and training opportunities regarding suicide prevention, please visit: http://www.preventsuicideva.org/.

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