The statewide suicide prevention council has updated the plan for suicide prevention and is currently seeking public comment on it. The revision is entitled-Casting the Net Upstream: Promoting Wellness to Prevent Suicide in Alaska. Kate Burkhart is the executive director of the suicide prevention council, she says the 5 year plan had extensive input from Alaskans who normally don’t get consulted. VPSOs, clergy and numerous focus groups with youth. Burkhart says many of the young people shared a simple request; spend time with us.
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