COVID-19 Update: Co-Chairs of Suicide Prevention Council of SLO County Address Mental Health, Suicide Prevention

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Public Health’s weekly COVID-19 update included information about suicide prevention.

September is nationally recognized as Suicide Prevention Month. There were 49 suicides recorded in San Luis Obispo County in 2019.

San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Department Suicide Prevention Coordinator Alysia Hendry and Clinical Director of Transitions-Mental Health Association of San Luis Obispo Meghan Boaz-Alvarez spoke Sept. 16 about suicide prevention. Both are also co-chairs of the Suicide Prevention Council of San Luis Obispo County.

“It is a time to collectively acknowledge that suicide is a leading cause of death in our country and in our county,” Hendry said. “And also a time to honor those we have lost to suicide along with their friends and families and everyone who faces the challenge of waking up everyday living with the pain that sometimes makes this world seem unbearable. […]


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