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Taking A Stand To Stop Suicide

Evening Edition

Aired 9/9/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Alfredo Aguirre, director, County Behavioral Health Services

Aerial Cetnar, peer educator and president of SDSU's Active Minds student organization.

Transcript

The beginning of the new school year can be a challenging time for college students.

Many are away from home for the first time, and some become emotionally overwhelmed and depressed.

San Diego's universities are joining county officials and mental health providers to mark National Suicide Prevention week.

They are working to decrease San Diego's suicide rate, which hit a record height of 413 suicides last year.

Video

Suicide Prevention - Not On My Watch

Above: Suicide Prevention - County News

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