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Santa Clarita Valley Suicides Prompt Discussion Of Mental Health Resources

Santa Clarita Valley Suicides Prompt Discussion Of Mental Health Resources

Editor’s Note: The media, in general, does not report on suicides or details because studies have shown media coverage tends to increase “copycat” attempts. The details from the reports describing the cause or manner of death have been withheld as a result. We write this story only in an effort to raise awareness and dialogue about the resources available in our community. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a second suspected public suicide in a 24-hour period Monday, the third in as many weeks. The No. 1 cause of suicide is untreated depression, according to suicide.org. In the Santa Clarita Valley, several organizations offer services for those who might be suffering from depression. Information regarding phone numbers and agencies to call for help are available at the bottom of this story.

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Santa Clarita Valley’s Circle Of Hope Hosting Run/Walk For Life At Castaic Lake

Santa Clarita Valley's Circle Of Hope Hosting Run/Walk For Life At Castaic Lake

Circle of Hope, a Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit supporting breast cancer survivors and their families, is hosting its 10th annual Run/Walk For Their Lives on April 5 at Castaic Lake’s Lower Lagoon. Circle of Hope’s purpose is to provide financial, emotional and educational support for breast cancer patients and their families. And while popular Santa Clarita Valley events like Vine 2 Wine and the run/walk are a big part of their success, the real story is the people behind these events, said Ray Tippet, executive director for Circle of Hope.

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