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Governor Proclaims September 7-13 Suicide Prevention Week

Governor Bill Walker has issued an Executive Proclamation declaring September 7-13, 2015 as Suicide Prevention Week in Alaska. Suicide Prevention Day is being recognized September 10, 2015.
 
Alaska continues to have one of the highest suicide rates in the country. “Alaska’s suicide rate is twice the national average, suicide is the second leading cause of death for Alaska Natives between the ages of 15 and 34 years, impacting both urban and rural Alaskan communities with devastatingly high rates of suicide,” the Governor’s proclamation states.
 

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