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Tulsa group working to reduce suicide rates in Latino community

Posted at 3:37 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 16:37:44-04

TULSA — A Tulsa group is working to reduce suicide rates within the Latino community.

Oklahoma is eighth in the nation for suicide deaths. Counselor Ericka Quick told us that a person between the ages of 20 to 40 is dying by suicide every 11 minutes in the United States.

Friday's seminar was held to encourage people to save a life by encouraging those in need to seek help.

"You don't provide counseling, you just refer somebody to resources," Quick said. "We have lots of resources. We want prevention. We want people to take care of others and save a life."

Quick also said words like "suicide" can make people feel uncomfortable, but she hopes workshops like the one held Friday help to reduce the stigma.

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