Ky. Senate OKs bill aimed at curbing teen suicides

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Associated Press

Posted on March 30, 2010 at 7:32 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate has given final passage to a bill aimed at trying to reduce teenage suicides by helping teachers and school staff detect the warning signs.

The bill would require a minimum of two hours of suicide training each year by high school and middle school principals, guidance counselors and teachers. The training could be accomplished through a self-study review of suicide prevention materials.

The measure cleared the Senate on a 37-0 vote Monday. It now goes to Gov. Steve Beshear.

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The legislation is Senate Bill 65.

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