April 18, 2024

Hahn Releases Statement on Pico Rivera Incident

Supervisor Hahn urges people experiencing mental health crises to call 988 Lifeline

Pico Rivera, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement regarding a tragic suicide in Pico Rivera this morning, April 18:

“This morning, the LA County Fire Department responded to a call in Pico Rivera and found a man suffering from burns across his body that were determined to be self-inflicted. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

The man’s identity is being determined, but I am heartbroken knowing he reached the end of his life desperately needing mental health intervention. We have to do a better job finding those who are in need of our help.

If you’re thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, I urge you to call 988. The 988 Lifeline operates 24/7 and is staffed by trained professionals.”

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