Why is Dodge City (KS) becoming the Teen Suicide Capital of the USA in 2018?


There have been 4 suicides among teens in Dodge City in past 3 months.  PTSD is rising and what will Kansans demand in term of the status quo in Dodge City?  What can be done or offered?

Suicide has long been the second most common cause of death among teens in Kansas.–kas

 

Recent teen suicides lead to Your Love’s Rally in Dodge City …

2 days ago – Dodge City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) In the last two months Dodge City has seen four teenagers die by suicide. The recent spike in suicides among young people has rocked the community. Now a group of residents want to do something about it. The group will hold the “Your Love’s Rally” on Monday …

Teen’s death in Dodge City spurs conversation about suicide – KWCH

Mar 28, 2018 – DODGE CITY, Kan. It’s a nationwide health issue that hits home for many Kansans. In 2016, suicide was the second leading cause of death among Kansans between the ages of 15 and 24, according to data from the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center. The recent death of a Dodge City teen has  …

Mother talks about her son’s suicide – KWCH

Feb 24, 2017 – A Dodge City mother is mourning the loss of her teen son, who took his life earlier this week.

Friends stunned by murder-suicide – News – The Topeka Capital …

Jan 12, 2010 – It’s unbelievable, this kind of carnage,” said Michael Mah, of Dodge City. … Friends stunned by murder-suicide …. We all went to Sonic and ate and did what teenagers do, and the thought would have never crossed my mind that, ‘Hey, I’m running around with somebody that’s going to kill his parents and …

Kan. teen’s suicide prompts Facebook group – News – Dodge City …

Jun 8, 2011 – The suicide of a 17-year-old Hutchinson High School junior in April blindsided many people — from Chris Sullivan’s grieving parents and siblings to his church family, wrestling teammates and coaches.

Dodge City Daily Globe – Dodge City, KS: Local News, Politics …

3 days ago – Get the latest breaking news, sports, entertainment, obituaries – Dodge City Daily Globe – Dodge City, KS.

José Luis from Dodge City – GoFundMe

Feb 22, 2017 – ramiro rosales needs your help today! José Luis from Dodge City – On February 20, 2017 Jose Luis Astorga a very sweet & smart teenager committed suicide. At only 14 years old he left his family with many unanswer questions & broken pieces. His mother Maria Solis raised him and his four siblings has a …

2 teens injured after shooting in Dodge City – KSNW – KSN.com

Jan 27, 2018 – DODGE CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – Two teens in Dodge City are recovering from non- life-threatening gun shot wounds Saturday. According to the Dodge City Police Department, the two teenswere shot in the 900 block of N. 2nd Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Police say the incident involved occupants from one …

Dodge City Churches Come Together to Battle a Suicide Epidemic with

Dodge City Churches Come Together to Battle a Suicide Epidemic with ‘A Night For Life’ YouthConference. Contact: Rev. CJ Conner, 620-255-9597. DODGE CITY, Kan., March 13, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — Dodge City, Kansas, is in the midst of a crisis of life. 9 people ages 5 to 24 have committed suicide in 2016 in …

  1. Dec 10, 2017 For many reasons, teen suicide and its prevention have long been kept out of the lesson plans of the nation’s schools. … The most recent reported suicide in the Kansas City area was on Monday, when a top Olathe school district student took his life. The 17-year-old junior and athlete was described by …

  2. Let’s talk: KC teens affected by suicide have honest conversation…

    fox4kc.com/2018/02/01/lets-talk-kc-teens-affected-by-suicide-have-honest-conversation-about-fears-and-needs/

    Feb 1, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Teen and young adult suicides are an alarming fact of life. In just the first month of 2018, two students at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School took their own lives. Another student at Lee’s Summit West did as well.

  3. Feb 12, 2018 Youth suicide rates are rising in Kansas. A teen crisis center in Johnson County could help But in the entire state of Kansas, no such public facility exists for teenagers. What’s more, the number of psychiatric residential treatment beds available to serve children in Kansas has plummeted in recent years, …

  4. Child MortalityDeaths per 100,000 children aged 1-18, 25.0, 34. Teen Births Births per 1,000 females aged 15-19, 27.6, 33. Missed School DaysPercentage of children aged 6-17 missing 11+ days, 4.7%, 7. Teen SuicideDeaths per 100,000 adolescents aged 15-19, 12.6, 39. Outcomes-Children *Weighted z score, -0.014, 26.

  5. Be Aware. Danger signs of a person who might be suicidal include: • major changes in their lives. • problems with alcohol and/or other drugs. • break up with a spouse or girlfriend/ boyfriend. • recent loss of a friend or family member through death, particularly suicide. • other losses such as parents’ divorce, a recent move …

  6. p.120, Leading Causes of Death by Age-Group, Kansas, 2012 shows suicide as: 3rd leading cause of death of 5-14 year old Kansans in 2012, 5 children; 2nd leading cause of death of 15-24 year old Kansans in 2012, 79 teens & young adults; 2nd leading cause of death of 25-44 year old Kansans in 2012, 167 adults of …

  7. Unparceled Land; Teen Suicide | KCUR

    kcur.org/post/unparceled-land-teen-suicide

    Feb 5, 2018 Perfectionism, bullying, depression and social media are a few of the stressors teensconstantly face in today’s society. As the number of teen suicides in Kansas City reach record levels, we speak with school councilors and health experts to learn why rates are climbing in the metro and how to help prevent …

  8. suicide | KCUR

    kcur.org/term/suicide

    Perfectionism, bullying, depression and social media are a few of the stressors teens constantly face in today’s society. As the number of teen suicides in Kansas City reach record levels, we speak with school councilors and health experts to learn why rates are climbing in the metro and how to help prevent suicides. But first …

  9. Jan 23, 2018 TOPEKA. Kan. (KSNT) – Teachers and friends of a Topeka High School student are mourning her death, after she died of an apparent suicide on Saturday. On that same day, a suicidal high school student in Overland Park died in a police shooting. Destiny Ruff and Gabriella Soler were classmates with the …

  10. Overland Park Police shooting refocuses attention on teen suicide. The fatal shooting of an apparently suicidal teenager in Overland Park is raising more concern about the continuing problem of young people who take their own lives. The disturbing problem affects all 50 states. In one Ohio school district six youngsters …

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