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From: Wendy Ruf
To: Rep. McKell, M.,
Subject: HB23 Suicide Prevention
Date: 2014-01-20T23:40:22Z


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.



Wendy Ruf