From: Wendy Ruf
Subject: HB23 Suicide Prevention
Date: Mon Jan 20 23:40:22 MST 2014


I want you to vote against HB0023 Suicide Prevention Revisions  .


I have lost my brother, father, cousins, and several friends to suicide. You CANNOT legislate away suicide. 


Most suicides have been thought about and pondered upon for many months/years prior to the person taking their life. Very few suicides are spur of the moment.


Prevention comes from 1- awareness of family history   2- open discussions in the home  3- parental involvement  4- seeking medical/professional help.


This bill gives inappropriate authority to unqualified people and the ability to remove children from homes. It is unethical.



Wendy Ruf