Coroner IDs Santa Clarita woman who died of gunshot wound

A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station unit departs the Oak Tree Gun Club in the Newhall Pass after a woman was shot on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal
Medical examiners identified the woman who died last week of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a local hospital.   Donna Elizabeth Murphy, 63, of Santa Clarita, was pronounced dead Friday afternoon at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Murphy, who was an adjunct faculty member of College of the Canyons’ math department, sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall. “All of us at College of the Canyon our deeply saddened by this tragedy,” said Eric Harnish, spokesman for COC. Mental Health and other resources for Santa Clarita Valley College of the Canyons Student Health & Wellness Resource Website Child & Family Center, Santa Clarita Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Behavioral Health Free and Confidential MH Screening Website: Mental Health America Mental Health: It’s Part of All Our Lives 1-800- 789-2647 National Child Traumatic Stress Network  National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare National Institute for Mental Health National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800- 273-TALK Reachout.com SAMHSA Site for Coping with Disaster and Traumatic Events: Santa Clarita City Mental Health Resource Page SCV Youth Project (661) 257.YOUTH (9688) Stop Bullying SRD~Straightening Reins – equine therapy 661-803-1641 ACCESS (DMH Mental Health Hotline) (800)-854- 7771 Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Center (818) 267-1100 Child & Family Center, Santa Clarita (Children, Youth and Adults) (661) 259-9439 Child and Family Guidance Center – Northridge (818) 993-9311 College of the Canyons Student Health & Wellness Center (661)-362- 3259

The Center currently helps over 750 children and their families each week. For more information, contact the Center at 661-259-9439 or visit www.childfamilycenter.org.

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