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Suicide prevention town hall meeting set in Davis County

Davis County and community organizations will hold a Town Hall meeting to increase awareness about suicide prevention and resources.
Davis County and community organizations will hold a Town Hall meeting to increase awareness about suicide prevention and resources.
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

BOUNTIFUL — Community organizations will hold a town hall meeting to increase awareness about suicide prevention and resources.

The meeting is Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-noon at Viewmont High School in Bountiful. The free event features an effective suicide prevention training called “QPR,” as well as resources from local partners in mental health.

The meeting is part of a coordinated and comprehensive effort to prevent suicide and provide hope and resources for individuals 13 and older and families who experience behavioral health issues in Davis County.

“In 2013, the Davis County Health Department conducted a community health assessment in which suicide was identified as the No. 1 health issue facing county residents,” said Isa Perry, community outreach planner for the county health department.

“Community partners have come together to develop a plan to address and prevent suicide throughout Davis County,” Perry said. “One important component is to increase awareness that suicide is a preventable public health issue.”

Community organizations and mental health agencies at the event will provide help and resources, including Bountiful Communities that Care, Davis HELPS, Davis Behavioral Health, Davis County Health Department, Davis School District, National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah, and N.U. HOPE (Northern Utah Hold On Persuade Empower).

For more information, contact Sunny Ford at 801-298-6049 or sford@bountifulutah.gov.