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Jan 31, 2014

Kudos to the Olympia press and Forefront contributors for first-rate coverage of HB 2315, Tina Orwall’s (33rd Dist.) bill to improve suicide prevention by requiring training for primary care professionals, piloting a psychiatric consult line and developing a statewide plan. 

Numerous news outlets covered the Jan. 22 House Health Care & Wellness Committee hearing, highlighted by the compelling testimony of suicide attempt and loss survivors. 

For a great example, see WNPA Olympia News Service correspondent Christopher Lopaze’s comprehensive...

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Jan 30, 2014

In 2012 we passed HB 2366, the Matt Adler Suicide, Treatment and Management Act, and last year HB 1336, which improves the capacity of schools to identify and intervene with students struggling with suicidal thoughts.  These steps, taken in partnership with a coalition of professionals and survivors who have formed the UW Forefront partnership at the University Washington, are preparing to...

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