KTTS: Youth Suicide Prevention Bill Passed

By Sydney Smith
April 1st, 2016

Creve Coeur Democrat Jill Schupp’s proposal that would require public school districts to adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy has won unanimous support in the Senate.

The measure would also require the Missouri Department of Education to create youth suicide awareness and prevention training guidelines.

Training would be offered, but not mandatory for educators.

Schupp says the new measure could save lives.

The second leading cause of death among children ages 10 to 24 is suicide.

The proposal will now be sent to the House.

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