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PROCLAMATION - SEPTEMBER 10th, 2019 AS SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY IN KITSAP COUNTY, WASHINGTON

PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER 10th, 2019 AS SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY IN KITSAP COUNTY, WASHINGTON

WHEREAS, suicide has been recognized as a major public health issue with over 39 deaths by suicide recorded in Kitsap County during 2018; and

WHEREAS, each death by suicide directly impacts numerous family members, friends, loved ones, co-workers and by extension the entire community; and

WHEREAS, Kitsap County is committed to ensuring that those in need have access to services by healthcare providers trained in best practices to reduce suicide risk, and to reducing the stigma associated with using behavioral health treatment and losing a loved one to suicide; and

WHEREAS, Kitsap County and the International Association for Suicide Prevention are committed to raising awareness, providing education and resources on suicide prevention, and reducing stigma; and

WHEREAS, September 10th is recognized across the United States and internationally as World Suicide Prevention Day and provides the opportunity to educate our community about warning signs and how best to help those most in need;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners that Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, be declared “SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY” throughout Kitsap County and encourage all citizens, government agencies, schools, and health care providers to raise awareness of the mental health resources and support services available and encourage all those in need to seek the care and treatment necessary for a long and healthy life.
ADOPTED this 26th Day of August 2019

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS KITSAP COUNTY, WASHINGTON

***EVENT FLYER: https://www.dva.wa.gov/kitsap-county-world-suicide-prevention-day

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