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Suicide prevention symposium underway at Del Mar College

Posted at 11:32 AM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 14:23:23-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Reducing the number of suicides was the focus of a discussion held today at Del Mar College.

it was part of a suicide prevention symposium hosted by State Representative Todd Hunter.

Local students created a suicide prevention task force because they're concerned about one anther's well-being.

Thanks to them, a new law was even passed making September Suicide Prevention Month in Texas.

It's a topic that hits close to home for many students in the Coastal Bend.

One student says she lost a friend because of suicide.

But now, these students and educators are doing what they can to make suicide a topic more freely discussed in public schools.

You’ll hear about this story this evening on KRIS 6 News.