In the Fall of 2013, the Putnam County Suicide Prevention Task Force was created under the co-leadership of Megan Castellano, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Putnam County and Marla Behler, Program Coordinator of the CAC of Putnam County. The task force is a multi-disciplinary approach to address the issue of suicide prevention in Putnam County.
The CAC has been involved in these efforts to bring light to the suicide epidemic in the county. Through partnering with others in the community, we are hoping not only to raise awareness about the rising numbers of local suicides but also to examine the cause, manner, and circumstances of a suicide to address possible trends and save lives. Suicide is preventable.