We want to address the larger issues affecting our Woodbury and Washington County communities by providing a space and the speakers to facilitate conversations about those topics. These conversations will address a wide range of issues from opioid abuse to suicide prevention to education. We host our Community Conversations twice a year: once in the fall and once in the spring.
The Next Conversation:
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the 2018 figures for Minnesota show that in our state:
- There were 745 deaths by suicide
- One person died by suicide every 12 hours
- Nearly 6 times as many people died by suicide than by homicide
- It was the 8th leading cause of death for all ages. It was the 2nd leading cause of death for 15-34 year-old's and the 4th leading cause of death for 35-54 year-old's.
More than likely you have been personally affected by suicide. Join us in the spring of 2019 to hear from local experts about the topic of suicide - both to grow in your awareness of it and also to learn about ways to prevent it.