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Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force meeting dates announced

Release Date: Aug 15, 2018

TOPEKA – (August 15, 2018) – The remaining meeting dates for the Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force have been set, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

The task force, formed by the Tower Mental Health Foundation and the attorney general, has met previously in Topeka and Salina. The meetings are open to the public.

The schedule for the remainder of the meetings is as follows:

Friday, August 31

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Allen Community College
1801 N. Cottonwood St., Iola

Tuesday, September 25

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wichita State University – Old Town Location
238 N. Mead, Wichita

Thursday, October 18

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd., Overland Park

Friday, November 9

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dodge City Depot Theater
101 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City

Monday, December 10

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Kansas Health Institute



212 SW 8th Ave., Topeka


Schmidt and the Tower Foundation’s chairman, Dr. Walt Menninger, announced the formation of the task force in June. The group will survey and report on efforts already underway in Kansas to counter youth suicide and recommend further steps to reduce the youth suicide rate in Kansas. The task force is scheduled to submit its report by the end of the year.  

Additional details regarding the task force, including its membership, opportunities to submit written testimony or to testify at one of the meetings can be found at www.ag.ks.gov/ysptf or by calling (800) 828-9745. All persons with information about youth suicide-prevention efforts in Kansas are encouraged to testify.

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