By The Hanford Sentinel, September 12, 2019
The Fresno County Board of Supervisors has formally adopted a Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan and Suicide Risk Assessment Tool, helping to provide a uniform approach and framework for addressing and preventing suicide in Fresno County.
“Suicide is a preventable tragedy that requires collaboration and meaningful action if we ever hope to reach those who are suffering and bring an end to these painful events,” says Fresno County District 5 Supervisor, Nathan Magsig. “I am encouraged that we have so many dedicated partners in our community working together to make a significant difference here in our own backyard, and lead others across the state to do the same.”
Fresno County’s Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan is the culmination of over 18 months of dedicated effort by the Fresno County Suicide Prevention Collaborative, a community-based group of individuals, hospitals, schools, universities, community-based organizations, and government agencies committed to preventing suicide in Fresno County. Under the guidance of the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health, the Collaborative has worked to develop and implement this comprehensive, community-based, strategic suicide prevention and stigma reduction plan for Fresno County.