"Let's Stop Suicide"

November 15, 2017 - 11:23 am

Underway a new suicide and prevention education initiative is being announced on Courthouse Square in Lackawanna County. Let's Stop Suicide involves Geisinger Commonwealth Behavioral Health Initative, Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, the Lack Co DA'S office and University of Scranton Students for Suicide Prevention. They are partnering with local police chiefs, licensed gun shop owners, and local pharmacies to distribute gun locks and medication lock boxes. 

In a release from organizers nationally, 49.8% of suicides are the result of a gunshot wound. Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland reports that in Lackawanna County over 58% of suicides are the result of a gunshot would.

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