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Topeka, KS: Symposium to address teen mental health and suicide

Jan 27, 2018, Topeka Capital—Journal: Suicide prevention and mental health focus of Topeka USD 501 symposium http://www.cjonline.com/news/20180127/suicide-prevention-and-mental-health-focus-of-topeka-usd-501-symposium Suicide prevention and mental health will be the focus of a symposium that Topeka Unified School District 501 will host later in February, according to information distributed by the district on Saturday. … There have been several suicides of students during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years in Shawnee County elementary, middle and high schools…. Local psychologists, including Peg McCarthy, a member of the USD 501 board of education, will speak on mental health topics and transgender issues. … Educators at Jardine Elementary will facilitate a trauma boot camp for other educators.