This bill would implement a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention behavioral support in higher education. It is apparently stuck in Appropriations right now and we need students to send an email to the chair, Representative Timm Ormsby Timm.email@example.com . Suicides on campus’s are a real issue and this bill would address some of them. They need to hear from students, student governments today and tomorrow.
Here’s what these emails need to say:
Dear Rep. Timm Ormsby,
I am writing to urge you to schedule HB 1379 for a hearing in the Appropriations Committee. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among those ages 10-24 in Washington.
[[Two-three sentences about why you support this bill. Include info about what college you are attending.]]
Please schedule a hearing in Appropriations to allow this bill the chance to move forward.
Thank you very much.
Here is the link for more information!
Please contact for any questions: Susan.Lee@lwtech.edu