A Teen Suicide Prevention Plan

To the Editor:

It sounds like our health care system MAY be improving.

I just received a postcard from NVRH/Northern Counties Healthcare which says, “Call your primary care provider first.” And “They fit me right in.” GOOD!!

While they are talking about physical issues, I certainly hope that the PC office can be a first stop for non-life threatening mental health situations as well. Maybe now there is a system in place where an individual or a parent (maybe friend or teacher) can contact their Primary Care Provider if they are concerned about themself or their family member. About their mental state of mind: depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, etc.

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