At least 53 suicide attempts in Kennewick less than halfway through 2018

At least 53 suicide attempts in Kennewick less than halfway through 2018

In the midst of a spike in suicide attempts, the Kennewick Police Department is reminding the public that there is always help.

Police have responded to 53 calls regarding suicide attempts less than halfway through 2018. This statistic is up roughly 32 percent from the same time last year.

“Unfortunately some of those attempts became a permanent solution for someone in pain,” police said in a Facebook post.

Those who are in pain and need help can call always 911 or use some of the many resources in the local community.

The police department recommends visiting www.win211.org to see what kind of help is available.

You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.