Student suicides spur schools to conf...

Student suicides spur schools to confront issue

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 2, 2009, titled Student suicides spur schools to confront issue. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

After six student suicides in seven years, School District 303 in St. Charles has decided it's time to confront the problem head-on. More than 200 people have attended two "summit" meetings on suicide prevention, looking for ways they can take a more active approach to preventing deaths.

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Just Me

Palatine, IL

#1 Jun 4, 2009
Mental health and making good sound healthy decisions should be taught in elementary school from 1st grade on. Helping students develop a healthy self-esteem is something all parents and educators should strive for.
Brighid OShaughnessy

Chicago, IL

#2 Jun 4, 2009
One way you can help teens get educated about mental health issues is through our non-profit organization - Erasing the Distance. We shed light on these issues and break down the stigma through theatre. We gather true stories from Chicago-land teens, put them on stage with professional actors, hold dialogues after each show and train faculty and staff how to identify warning signs. Go to for more information.

Chicago, IL

#3 Jun 19, 2009
so it takes 7 years for the school to decide its time to go straight to the source? wow i thought they were the smart ones.

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