By QCS Staff
The Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council has outlined eight priorities for 2008 to improve the quality of life and health in Quay County.
l Substance abuse
l Family Violence
l Childhood Obesity
l Health Care Access
l Teen Pregnancy
Based on records from 1999 to 2003, 11 persons lost their lives to suicide, according to a MCCH report.
Teens are particularly vulnerable, said Alida Brown, MCCH coordinator.
Studies indicate 15 percent of Quay County’s high school students have attempted suicide, 18 percent have made a plan, 20 percent have seriously considered suicide.