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BENDF, OR -- Deschutes County Commissioners were briefed yesterday about suicide rates between the years 2000 to 2017. Suicide Prevention Coordinator Whitney Schumacher told the board the report is the first of its kind in Deschutes county. She says the report look at the reasons for suicide including intimate partner problems and financial hardship. Schumacher says a troubling statistic is the number of people under age 24 who have taken their own lives more than doubled between 2000 and 2017. To read the 57 page analysis log onto www.deschutescounty.org/suicide prevention.

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