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Teen Suicide Prevention Act Passes MO House


The Jason Flatt/Avery Reine Cantor Act is a suicide prevention act in honor of two teenagers whose lives were cut short.

On Thursday the House passed the bill unanimously.

That was Republican Ann Kelley, the bill’s sponsor, who aims to bring awareness to the high rates of suicide among young people. The bill will allow, but not require school districts to provide at least two hours of suicide prevention training for Missouri teachers starting at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.

In addition, the bill requires that all public school-issued student IDs be printed with the phone number for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, 988.

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