'Surviving Suicide Loss' will offer sessions on the second Tuesday of every month.
WALLA WALLA -- "We're giving the hope of a new normal."It's really all Janet Moore can do, now.It was almost 18 months ago when her family's "normal" changed forever. Oct. 23, 2009, was when Moore's beautiful and bright -- but tortured -- daughter ended h
Since 2005, 52 people have died by suicide in the Walla Walla Valley. Of those, 17 were female.Ages range widely — four were teens, one 13 years old.In the next age group, young adults 40 and under, 12 residents have died by suicide. One person was 84.
Local professionals have seen an uptick on drug overdoses, including intentional ones.
WALLA WALLA -- The calls come in from the 911 dispatch, alerting his staff they are needed at a suicide or attempted suicide, said city Deputy Fire Chief Brad Morris.Police go in first to stabilize and clear the scene, then it's time for the paramedics to
WALLA WALLA -- Barry Blackman remembers the first suicide he attended nearly 20 years ago. In detail.
Suicide. Few words can rip out the heart of a family like this one. Death is always an emotional time, but the turmoil and mental anguish surrounding this act hits family members and friends like a Mike Tyson blow to the midsection. They can't breathe. Th
There are some stories that can make a reporter want to run in the opposite direction.
Father vows to use his experiences to help other survivors of suicide.
'John, he's gone.”The words coming over the phone from his daughter-in-law a nation away were hardly comprehendible, John Paulson recalled. At that moment, he struggled to remember how to breathe.It was July 20, three days before Nathanael Paulson would h
Coroner Richard Greenwood decided to take action after there were as many suicides in one month as in all of 2010.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County Coroner Richard Greenwood, along with Deputy Coroner Allison Barnett, hardly knew where to turn.It was the end of January and the five suicides they'd officially attended had already reached the total for all of 2010.Both
The Walla Walla County Department of Human Services is planning to approach county commissioners soon to discuss new ways to bring additional mental health services to Walla Walla County, said Executive Director Daryl Daugs.'We are seeing higher levels of