Mental health isn’t what it used to be, and that’s a really good thing. That doesn’t mean, however, that there isn’t a long road ahead yet. Olathe Northwest soccer Coach Chris Graham and one of his former players tell the story that compelled the Olathe School District to take new measures to care for the mental health of their students. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Erin Dugan joins to detail the district’s actions.
For those feeling depressed or thinking about suicide
Facts about teen suicide:
For schools and students dealing with loss:
Olathe Schools’ Response:
- “In response to suicides, Johnson County schools work to bolster students’ mental health” (Kansas City Star)
- Olathe Public School Mental Health Webpage