Suicide Prevention Council Meetings
|Signed Into Law! Chapter 5 SLA 10|
Sponsored by Sen. Anna Fairclough
Co-Sponsors: Sen. Gardner, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Cissna, Rep. Dahlstrom, Rep. Tuck, Rep. Kerttula, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Chenault, Sen. Menard, Sen. Meyer, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Dyson, Sen. Davis
“Relating to the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council.”
Posted: March 9, 2010 : v26-LS1479\A
House Bill 349 allows the Suicide Prevention Council to participate in a meeting either in person or by teleconference. Suicide is a very serious public health concern in Alaska, particularly among young males and the Alaska native population. Extension of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council is important in curtailing this avoidable loss of life. The mission of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council is to advise the governor and the legislature on issues relating to suicide. In collaboration with communities, faith-based organizations, and public-private entities, the Council works to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans by reducing suicide and its effect on individuals and communities.
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