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Suicide Prevention Day is Wednesday

“World Suicide Prevention Day promotes issues such as suicide prevention.
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– “World Suicide Prevention Day”
“World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides. Various events and activities are held during this occasion to raise awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death.”
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– “Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day” in Yelm
City of Yelm Proclamation
WHEREAS, suicide is now the third leading cause of death in Washington State, the third leading cause of death among those from the ages of 15 to 24 in Washington State and in 2013, 40 people completed suicide in Thurston County; and…

WHEREAS, we understand that we can all work together to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help with mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention services,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I, Ron Harding, Mayor of the City of Yelm do hereby proclaim September 10, 2014 as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day and call upon the citizens of Yelm to learn the warning signs of suicide, help your friends and family that may be showing signs of distress and help support those in the community whose lives have been touched by suicide.
Signed this 26th day of August, 2014″

Posted by Steve on September 7, 2014 at 6:34 am | Permalink

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