The Covington News - - OPINION -

Help is avail­able.

First, if some­one threat­ens or at­tempts sui­cide, call 911. Don’t dither.

For help with preven­tion, or just to have some­one to talk to, res­i­dents of New­ton and Rock­dale coun­ties can call Jen­nifer Wilds, chair of the New­ton/Rock­dale Sui­cide Preven­tion Coali­tion, at 770856-8034; or Rena Glass-Dixon at 678-7581806.

Help is also avail­able at View Point Health. Pay­ment is based on in­come if in­surance is not avail­able. Ap­point­ments may be made, but walk-ins are taken as well. The group has - es. Call the main num­ber at 678209-2411 for more in­for­ma­tion or to make an ap­point­ment.

You can also call the Ge­or­gia Cri­sis and Ac­cess Lien at 800-715-4225 or visit www. myg­cal.com.

The Na­tional Sui­cide Preven­tion Life­line num­ber is 800273-8255. Web chats are avail­able at www. sui­cide­pre­ven­tion­life­line.org.

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