Suicide Prevention Discussed in Augusta

Updated 3 years ago

The devastating lose of someone to suicide can be felt by both family members and the community.Tuesday, The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention held a forum at the Blaine House in Augusta to focus on the issue.The Maine Suicide Prevention Program was highlighted, along with the impact of suicide prevention in the state.Several community members were also honored for their for their efforts to the cause, including Bangor Police Officer Rob Angelo.Officer Angelo jumped into the Penobscot River to pull a woman, who had jumped from a bridge, to safety.Hallowell Police Officer Lanee Barnes also spoke out.Her son, Gauge, took his own life in 2009.If you, or someone you know, is thinking about suicide, you can call the Maine Crisis hotline at 1-888-568-1112


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