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Multiple suicide attempts mar weekend

In the wake of two Maverick Countians taking their own lives by suicide in the past month, the Eagle Pass Police department had two emergency calls dealing with attempted suicides this weekend.

Police Department records show that EPPD officials responded to two different 911 emergency call on Saturday, July 21.

Police officials were called to a home within city limits at approximately 6:22 pm regarding a welfare concern. The incident involved a teenage girl who according to her mother was showing suicidal tendencies. Police officials spoke to the mother and daughter and the case was referred to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.

Another call came in at around 9:12 pm reporting that a Female adult had cut her wrist.

Officers and emergency crews responded to a home on Williams St. The individual’s health status is unknown. The incident was also referred to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.

During the month of March, the EPPD responded to another suicide attempt involving a 15-year-old who attempted to commit suicide by ingesting a large number of prescribed pills.

Suicide and Suicide attempts have continuously been on the rise in our community for numerous years.

In the past month, two male individuals tragically took their own lives in Maverick County.

Suicide and self-harm is a very serious problem that afflicts communities across the world including Maverick County.

The Eagle Pass Fire Department responds to numerous self-harm emergency calls on a monthly basis.
From 1999 through 2017, Maverick County has had a total of 47 suicide deaths, according to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.
On a monthly basis, the Eagle Pass Fire Department Emergency Services responds to numerous emergency calls regarding Suicide attempts.
Statistical reports show that for every one suicide in the United States at least 25 people attempt to commit suicide through self-harm.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800- 273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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