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 Post subject: Perspectives regarding mental health/suicides in Park County
Post Posted: Nov 8, 2019 10:02 am 
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Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw said, in a Nov. 30 interview with The Flume, that the volume of calls his office receives related to suicides, attempted suicides, suicide threats and mental health issues as a whole, is noteworthy.

“It seems like, on average, we receive suicide-related calls every other day,” McGraw said. “I have really been surprised by that, and by the number of incidents overall that we respond to that involve mental illnesses in some form or another.”

“Responding to suicides where family members are present can be very, very difficult,” McGraw said. “Family members are almost always blindsided by what has happened, and my heart just goes out to them.”

McGraw recalled a recent incident when two of his deputies arrived on time to talk a local resident out of committing suicide, and another recent incident that didn’t go nearly as well. ... 926f7.html

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