The Rotary Club of Charlotte Hall and Community Bank of the Chesapeake have awarded the St. Mary’s County Health Department with a $10,000 grant to promote the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among young people age 15-44 in the United States. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline connects anyone in crisis – via call, text or chat – to a trained call specialist who will provide support and connect them to local resources as needed. “The Rotary Club of Charlotte Hall’s members recognize that suicide is a fight that can affect anyone, and we are proud to partner with the St. Mary’s County Health Department and Community Bank of the Chesapeake to help with the County’s 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline initiative,” said Theresa Dorsey, President, Rotary Club of Charlotte Hall. “I have experienced the tragedy of losing coworkers to suicide. Our Club feels that it is important for the citizens of St. Mary’s County to know there are resources to help with suicide crisis intervention, whether they call the Crisis Lifeline, or if they are treated at a nearby medical facility or emergency room. We are thankful to St. Mary’s […]
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