2018 News Releases

Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force to meet Friday in Iola

Release Date: Aug 27, 2018

TOPEKA – (August 27, 2018) – A task force formed to study and recommend ways to reduce the incidence of youth suicide will meet this week in Iola.

The group, formed by the Tower Mental Health Foundation and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, will meet on Friday, August 31, beginning at 9 a.m. at Allen Community College, Theatre, Room 112, 1801 N. Cottonwood St., in Iola. The meeting is open to the public.

A copy of the tentative agenda for this meeting is available at http://bit.ly/2Ly1Fsq.

Schmidt and the Tower Foundation’s chairman, Dr. Walt Menninger, announced the formation of the group in June. The group will survey and report on efforts already underway in Kansas to counter youth suicide and recommend further steps to address the situation.

Additional meetings are scheduled for this fall in Wichita, Overland Park, Dodge City and Topeka. Details about all upcoming task force meetings, including 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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