Join the Community Conversation on Suicide Prevention Strategies

The Healthy Altoona Partnership Steering Committee members spent our February meeting talking about the tragedy of suicides in our community. It was a very emotional and needed conversation. It is a topic that many of us avoid thinking or talking about. Unfortunately, suicide is a reality. In fact, it is the second leading cause of death in Iowa for teens and young adults. There are many community-wide strategies that can be instituted to help prevent suicides. And, if we don’t prevent one, there are strategies on how to appropriately respond when one does occur and ways to support friends and family who have lost a loved one.

So, PLEASE give us one hour of your time to find out how we, as a community, can join in the fight to reduce the number of deaths by suicide.  JOIN us in the Community Conversation on Suicide Prevention, see below:

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About Terri Henkels

Over 15 years of service in public health including Director of the Polk County Health Department until retirement. A Volunteer facilitating the Healthy Altoona Partnership.
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