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Lawmaker leading suicide prevention


WASHINGTON D.C. – Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-5th District, introduced legislation to reauthorize youth suicide prevention programs

The bipartisan programs were last renewed in the 21st Century Cures Act and are set to expire at the end of fiscal year 2022.

The programs were established under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act to support community-based youth and young adult suicide prevention efforts, stated a representative of McMorris Rodgers.

A study found counties implementing the programs had significantly lower suicide rates for youth and young adults following imple...

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