Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.It’s a topic that used to be taboo, but since the prevention day started, a decade ago, it has become easier to talk about.Iraq War Veteran Raymond Morua says he has lost too many friends who have served with him in the military to suicide.That is why he is launching a non profit called “At Ease.”The Santa Barbara Response Network and Glendon Association are also there to help.Today the US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announced a new strategy linked to community support groups.The U-S plans to make more grant money available for suicide prevention.The U-S is also working with Facebook and apps to make it easier to send links to people posting suicidal comments.The technology is supposed to be launched later this week.If you are concerned about someone who may be suicidal please contact National Lifeline at 1-800-272-TALK. including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and a special crisis line for veterans (both available 24 hours a day at 800-273-8255), Community Resource Info Call 211Hospice of SB 805-563-8820SAFTY 888-334-2777 21 yrs and underCARES 888-868-1649 21 yrs plusNational Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK (8255)Santa Barbara Response Network (SBRN)firstname.lastname@example.orgProject Manager Liliana Encinas email@example.comPublic Information OfficerJina Carvalhojina@glendon.orgOperations Team LeaderAnthony Rodriguezarodriguez.firstname.lastname@example.orgChief of OperationsSanta Barbara Response Network805-331-4136Share your comments about this story with us on the KEY News Facebook page. Connect with KEY News on Twitter
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