Group will survey prevention efforts already underway, recommend further steps to reduce youth suicide rate TOPEKA – (June 12, 2018) – A new task force will survey efforts underway in Kansas to reduce the incidence of youth suicide and recommend by year’s end further steps that could be taken, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Dr. Walt Menninger announced today. Between 2005 and 2015, the number of suicides in Kansas by persons 18 years of age or younger rose to 2.5 from 1.1 per 100,000 population, according to data compiled by the State Child Death Review Board. The data is captured visually in this chart: In its most recent report, the board advised that by better understanding the precipitating events leading to youth suicide, our state would...
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Tower Foundation, AG Derek Schmidt launch Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force