Seg. 1: Missouri Auditor Touts Legislative Initiatives. Seg. 2: Preventing Teen Suicide.
Segment 1: Missouri State Auditor on what she counts as legislative victories in this year's regular session.
This past legislative session, Missouri lawmakers passed a law that strengthens protections for so-called "whistleblowers." Today, the Missouri state auditor told us why she pushed for this legislation, and what the implications are for state workers. We also learned why Gov. Eric Greitens' move to use taxpayer dollars to pay for private attorneys has her concerned.
Segment 2, beginning at 14:58: Keys to recognizing depression and suicidal tendencies in teens, and how to react.
Suicide among adolescents is an epidemic and is the second-leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24 in the Kansas City area. Today, two mental health professionals shared advice on recognizing and addressing suicidal thoughts in teens.
- Kelsey Prather, Tri-County Mental Health Services youth suicide prevention specialist
- Catherine Blanch, Tri-County Mental Health Services crisis clinician for suicidal youth
If you or someone you know is stuggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8225), or text HELLO to 741741. For more information, visit EncourageHopeAndHelp.com.