Task force tackles suicide prevention



April 21, 2016 - 12:00 AM

On Tuesday afternoon, Andy Brown, the executive director of the Lawrence-based Headquarters Counseling Center, paced the boards of the small stage in the theater building at Allen Community College in Iola.

“How many people here have had conversations with folks in their personal circle, or with family members, about suicide?” asked Brown.

Of the roughly 20 individuals in attendance — ranging from area civic leaders to interested members of the general public — about half raised their hands.

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