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(Neb)-100 Women Who Care Presents Check For Suicide Prevention

By: John Axtell Posted at: 08/09/2018 03:25 PM
L-R: Lori Carnahan, Loni Watson, Chelsea Ballard, Amy Carnahan, Kresi Long, Anna Turman, Senna Reeves, Megan Schuckman. 

CHADRON -The new 100 Women Who Care organization in Chadron made the first major financial contribution to its mission of bettering the community on Tuesday with the presentation of an $11,300 check to Western Community Health Resources to support suicide prevention in the northern Panhandle.

     The group last week listened to 5-minute presentations from representatives of 6 organizations, including one
on the growing problem of suicide in this region by WCHR Human Services Case Manager Amy Carnahan.

      Carnahan, who lost a 19-year old cousin to suicide, accepted the check in a brief ceremony that included members of 100 Women Who Care, WCHR, and Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services - parent corporation for WCHR.

        Suicide rates have doubled in recent years with suicide the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States and with the Panhandle having a higher suicide rate than the rest of Nebraska. The 100 Women Who Care donation addresses that by helping fund community training on how to recognize and address suicidal behaviors

      The 100 Women Who Care group was launched in Chadron this spring by a group of women wanting to make a lasting impact in the community but limited on what each could do individually by family and professional demands.

     They realized that by banding together, they could accomplish much more than any of them could do individually. The grant to Western Community Health Resources represents a contribution of $100 from each member.


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