To: Rep. McKell, M.,
Subject: HB23 Suicide Prevention
I want you to vote against HB0023 Suicide Prevention Revisions .
I have lost my brother, father, cousins, and several friends to suicide. You CANNOT legislate away suicide.
Most suicides have been thought about and pondered upon for many months/years prior to the person taking their life. Very few suicides are spur of the moment.
Prevention comes from 1- awareness of family history 2- open discussions in the home 3- parental involvement 4- seeking medical/professional help.
This bill gives inappropriate authority to unqualified people and the ability to remove children from homes. It is unethical.