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LASD Offers Suicide Prevention Tips

Suicide Prevention Campaign Launched In Los Angeles County

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responds to calls on a daily basis for service or encounter persons who may be despondent and are contemplating suicide. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. These encounters happen often enough where the Crime Prevention Unit would like to offer some suicide prevention information from the National ...

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Coroner IDs Valencia Couple In Stevenson Ranch Murder Suicide

The scene of a fatal shooting Sunday night in Stevenson Ranch, by JEssica Boyer | KHTS

A coroner identified a Valencia man and woman who were apparently a couple in a Stevenson Ranch murder-suicide Sunday.  Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.  Coroner’s officials identified the victims in a Stevenson Ranch murder-suicide Sunday, officials said. Ismael Herbe Castro, 56, of Valencia, reportedly shot Lisa Marie Gastelum, 51, of Valencia, and ...

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Two Killed In Stevenson Ranch Murder-Suicide Shooting

The scene of a fatal shooting Sunday night in Stevenson Ranch, by JEssica Boyer | KHTS

Photo/video by Jessica Boyer Homicide detectives with the Sheriff’s Department are investigating a pair of shooting deaths believed to be a murder-suicide Sunday night in Stevenson Ranch. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.  Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a report of two gunshot victims around 7:53 p.m., outside a FedEx ...

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Family Of Teen Killed By Train Raises Funeral Funds, Cause Of Death Released

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Two days after 16-year-old Kimberly Jimenez-Soto was struck and killed by a freight train, her family, friends and Santa Clarita community members showed an outpour of support Sunday to raise funds for the teen’s funeral. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Two events were held to raise funds for Jimenez-Soto’s family — a ...

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Dead Body Found In Santa Clara River Wash

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A Canyon Country man found dead hanging from a tree in the wash in Santa Clarita was identified by a coroner Friday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Preliminary reports indicate the death of Luis Alejandro Novoa Segura, 24, of Canyon Country, is a suicide, said Lt. R. Hays of the Los Angeles ...

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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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