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IOWA: State law now requires teachers to be trained in identifying mental health issues in students

Aug 25, 2018, Sioux City (IA) Journal: Suicide prevention training among new laws impacting Iowa K-12 schools https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/suicide-prevention-training-among-new-laws-impacting-iowa-k-/article_de60364d-52b5-5ea5-8ebd-f808223278d6.html A new state law, one of a handful that could bring significant change to Iowa public K-through-12 schools this year, requires educators to undergo training designed to help them identify students experiencing mental health issues and establish protocols for suicide prevention…. The suicide rate for boys ages 15 to 19 years increased by 31 percent from 2007 to 2015, and the rate for girls of the same ages doubled over the same time, according to federal data….