Beacon legislative report: New suicide review team proposed
Last updated 2/4/2021 at 4:25pm
The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating a problem already plaguing youth in Washington – suicide.
Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (R-Goldendale) says HB 1354 is key to finding out why rates of suicide are climbing in Washington and on how to stop the trend.
Mosbrucker is proposing the formation of the Washington Youth Suicide Review Team, made up of 12 individuals appointed by the governor.
“The goal of the bill is to literally lay out every suicide case under 24 in the state of Washington during 2020,” Mosbrucker said. “And to figure out what’s the nexus because kids are struggling ... far mo...