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Suicide prevention meeting on Thursday

BEMIDJI -- The Headwaters Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a community-based group of individuals and agencies coordinating local and regional suicide prevention efforts, will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Prime West Conference Room, 3...

BEMIDJI -- The Headwaters Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a community-based group of individuals and agencies coordinating local and regional suicide prevention efforts, will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Prime West Conference Room, 3124 Hannah Ave.

The agenda will include special guest, Amy Lopez, the State Suicide Prevention Coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Health. Lopez will be presenting information about the most recent suicide data and statistics for Minnesota.

The mission of the group is to promote healthy communities by eliminating suicide in the region through education, advocacy and community involvement. The alliance is facilitated through the Suicide Prevention Program at Evergreen Youth and Family Services. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Stephanie Downey, Suicide Prevention Coordinator at (218) 441-4565 or sdowney@evergreenyfs.org .

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