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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Group Addresses Suicide Awareness and Prevention


December 20, 2018

DAYTON—Talk to someone about how you feel. That was the take-away message about suicide when the Columbia County Coalition met last week.

Matthew Wyatt, Pastor of the Waitsburg Christian Church, said the topic of suicide is something most people want to avoid.

“That’s not working”, he said. “Let’s get the message out.”

Wyatt said the best policy is to encourage adults and youth to talk about suicidal feelings with people they can trust.

“As a leader I am doing my very best,” said Rick Walters, Prevention Counselor at the Dayton School District.

Walters pointed out that pov...

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