World Suicide Prevention Week
Students at Silva Magnet School today learned how to recognize the warning signs of suicide.
The presentation was hosted by El Paso Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
Earlier this year the agency began a suicide prevention hotline to accept crisis calls closer to home.
MHMR says El Paso is a high-risk area because of the violence across the border, as well as high-stress situations for law enforcement and the military.
"Fort bliss and the prevalence of suicide among soldiers and veterans also affects us very much," said MHMR spokesman Rene Hurtado.
MHMR also offers twenty-four hour emergency walk-in service at its location at 1600 Montana.