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LAYTON – An informational meeting on suicide prevention will cover how to recognize warning signs and how to take action to make a difference in someone’s life.

Layton’s Communities that Care is sponsoring the Suicide Prevention Town Hall Meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Northridge High School’s auditorium, 2430 N. Hill Field Rd.

Other organizations supporting the program are Northern Utah HOPE (Hold On persude Empower) Suicide Prevention Task Force, Hill AFB, Davis Behavioral Health, Davis County Health Department, Intermountain Health Care and Veterans Affairs.

Participants will hear from a survivor, receive messages from local leaders and learn about community resources and various school programs. 

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in Utah. The state is seventh in the nation for suicides, with an average of 10 suicides a week, according to a press release. In 2012, 545 Utahns, including 51 from Davis County, took their own lives..

More information is available from Karlene Kidman, Layton CTC coordinator, at karlenelyc@msn.com or by calling 801-668-3499.

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