Connie Ficken,mental health,Sally Sabata,suicide,suicide prevention,wellbeing
Lee’s Summit High School counselor Connie Ficken stood in front of a high school classroom last week and addressed a group of sophomores.
“We know the teen years can be really hard,” she said. “And we know you guys have a lot of pressure that adults don’t always see.”
Connie and other LSR7 counselors are presenting LSR7’s Signs of Suicide program to students this month. The program is used by the district to educate students and parents about the relationship between suicide and depression, warning signs of suicidal ideation and resources to get help.