Grief-stricken. Angry. Determined. Those words describe the group of bereaved families who stood outside the San Bernardino Police Department last Dec. 9.
Democratic California Assemblyman James Ramos has a bill that he says would create an Office of Suicide Prevention to reduce suicides, particularly among vulnerable groups like adolescents, seniors, veterans, and LGBTQ people.
"Suicide is a horrific tragedy that affects too many, and now we are seeing youth at a much younger age taking their own lives," Ramos said. "AB 2112 will assist California to renew our efforts to prevent suicide and stem the devastation."
Brian Whitehead with the San Bernardino Sun published a piece on the educational workshops for teachers and students in conjunction with California Native American Day.
Ramos, a former San Manuel chairman, said the annual gathering aspires to “undo decades of misinformation that has been told in textbooks.”
“These conferences,” he added, “are an important part of healing from these tragedies and retelling the history of California Native Americans for future generations to come.”