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Wyoming Lawmakers Look At Suicide Prevention

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An interim legislative committee is considering the idea of requiring Wyoming educators receive suicide prevention training.

The Legislature’s Joint Education Committee unanimously agreed Monday to discuss at its next meeting a proposal that would require training for school staff members that would include how to recognize suicide warning signs.

Democratic Rep. Cathy Connolly, of Laramie, tells the Associated Press that the training could make all the difference in preventing a student from committing suicide.

The decision came after the committee heard and discussed a report on what’s known as the Jason Flatt Act, which is a law enacted by some states that requires educators to complete two hours of annual training in youth suicide awareness and prevention.

Wyoming is consistently among the top states in annual suicide rates.

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