Tag: suicide prevention

What’s in your mental health toolkit? With a global pandemic, economic uncertainty and political nastiness affecting us daily, we could all stand to take a look at what we could be doing to take better…

About a month ago, Sharla Miller was scrambling. She knew she needed to do something; the response from last year’s “13 Reasons to Fly SEK” conference had been too positive to ignore. Yet the pandemic…

The Senior Life Solutions team from Allen County Regional Hospital filled the courthouse fountain with blue and purple rocks adorned with messages of hope as part of Suicide Awareness Month. Residents are encouraged to leave…

They?re two mothers with similar and yet very different stories. Lori Cooper and Sharla Miller have known each other for years. They attended mission trips together with their sons through Wesley United Methodist Church, where…

Sometimes, it’s OK to not be OK, Matt Stuckey said. Stuckey, who along with Lori Cooper is in charge of youth ministry services at Iola’s Wesley United Methodist Church, is eager to tackle the stigma related…

Area high school students teamed up with local senior citizens for Seniors Walk With Seniors for Suicide Prevention Awareness.  Iola High School. Marmaton Valley High School. Humboldt High School.  

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas National Guard captain has submitted her resignation out of frustration over what she perceived as a lack of concern by guard leadership after a series of people associated with…

Simplistic crisis plans and missing mandatory training by some Kansas schools led the Kansas Board of Education Tuesday to reinforce its suicide prevention requirements. Suicide rates in the United States have been going up for…

Older adults sometimes fail to understand the enormous pressure felt by “kids these days,” Dr. Judy Hughey, an educator and representative of Kansas school counselors, said. She recalled a recent conversation with a grandfather who…