Santa Barbara Suicides Drop

As national suicide rates continue to hit new peaks, Santa Barbara County’s current suicide stats show a significant drop from the year before. Year to date, the Sheriff and Coroner office reports nearly 45 suicides; this time in 2017, the number was 63. Suzanne Grimmesey, spokesperson for the Department of Behavioral Wellness, noted the intensive outreach and intervention efforts undertaken in response to a spike in teen suicides.

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