Prevention summit taking place all day
A police call to a tense domestic situation may have been a life-saving moment in the La Crosse area.
People attending a suicide awareness program at Riverside Park Tuesday night heard 29-year-old Katie Desmond speak about a night, years ago, when she threatened suicide and fought with her father. A sheriff’s sergeant who arrived at the Desmond home helped counsel her that night, and her outlook changed after that.
The sergeant, Mike Valencia, also spoke about his willingness to help troubled people.
From 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. today, more talk about suicide prevention will take place at the La Crosse Center for the Suicide Prevention Summit with keynote speaker Dr. David A. Jobes.
Read more about it here.