A meeting to form a suicide prevention coalition in West Central Minnesota is planned for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, September 18 at the Chippewa County Administration Building, located at 629 N. 11th St., Suite 9, in Montevideo. The meeting will be held in the basement of the administration building or attendees can join remotely. Those desiring to attend remotely can contact Laura.Kunstleben@va.gov for remote attendance details.

The suicide prevention coalition will use community-driven and evidence-based practices to prevent suicide and help those considering suicide receive the care and services they need. This coalition aims to help the general population — including, but not limited to, Veterans.

The coalition is seeking members from various backgrounds such as survivors and family and friends whose lives have been touched by suicide or suicide attempts, health care agencies, first responders, faith-based and community-based organizations, local employers, and anyone passionate about making a positive impact in ending suicide in their community.

For more information, contact Laura Kunstleben at 320-252-1670 Ext. 6975.