A reorganization of Walla Walla County's Department of Community Health to provide leadership for meeting behavioral health needs was approved by county leaders Monday.
Suicide on Our Doorstep
Real suicide prevention requires everyone to work toward better mental health, more resources and accessible services, Walla Walla County officials said.
The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin series, At a loss: Suicide on our doorstep, will explore the current situation and possible answers.
In the two weeks leading up to Veterans Day, two Walla Walla veterans of the U.S. Army died by suicide. On Nov. 6, one was buried by his mother, fiance and children, and the other will be buried Nov. 29 by his mother and siblings. Separated in age by 13 years, they both served the same country.