RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County supervisors signed off Tuesday, Sept. 1 on a resolution directing health officials to work with nonprofits, schools and other entities in implementing a strategy to deter suicide.
Supervisors Manuel Perez and Chuck Washington sought and received the full board's support for the Riverside University Health System's plan, titled ``Building Hope & Resiliency: A Collaborative Approach to Suicide Prevention in Riverside County.''
``Suicide touches many people,'' Washington said. ``My mother committed suicide when I was 8 years old. Other family members have committed suicide. There was a pilot I flew with on several trips, and we got along pretty good. I was looking forward to seeing him again. He committed suicide. I was shocked that I didn't discern th