Health: A Crisis Of Leadership – Coeur D’alene Press: Letters To Editor

Idaho ranks 6th in the United States for suicide completion. Per the Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho (SPAN), Idahos costs for suicide completions annually is more than $850,000 in medical care, and $343 million in total lifetime productivity lost. Suicide attempts in Idaho result in $36 million annually. Crisis management is a need for all localities. The tragedies that have taken place in Sandy Hook, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and in our own local communities illustrate that no one is immune from a crisis.
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