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Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) 2018

Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) 2018

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

April 9, 2018

With slam poetry, food trucks and live music overlapping suicide statistics written in chalk on the sidewalk, April 6 marked the culmination of the 2018 Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) at KHS. This year’s SAW, backed by the KHS journalism department and counseling staff, included informational campaign...

Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) 2017

Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) 2017

Katie Woodruff, senior copy editor

May 2, 2017

KHS held its second annual Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) April 24-28, 2017. SAW was organized by TKC to educate, raise awareness and provide resources for students about mental illness and suicide. KHS students, staff members and the community took to social media to show their support for SAW. https://storify.com/TheKirkwoo...

SAW: Chalk Day

Hannah Cohen, junior

Gabi Baker and Christian Heutel

May 2, 2017

Even with a few April showers last week,TKC knew it was still important to put on Chalk Day April 27, after having to postpone it the day before. Though the messages were mostly under overhangs and other covered areas around KHS, they were still meant to be powerful and helpful for those sufferin...

Suicide Awareness Week

SAW Post-it-note day.

Jordan Roundtree, photographer

May 10, 2016

Members of the Kirkwood Call put together the annual Suicide Awareness Week at Kirkwood High School on April 25th-29th. The week consisted of many activities and events including white board day, post-it note day, ribbon day, chalk day, a guest speaker and the suicide awareness walk. The main event on...

Suicide Awareness Week

Suicide Awareness Week

Mimi Wright, editor-in-chief

May 4, 2016

In a given year, it is estimated up to 25 percent of adolescents will experience depression, and two-thirds of these adolescents will suffer in silence without getting the help they need, according to Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Coalition (CHADS). To combat these issues, six...

Suicide Awareness Week 2016

Suicide Awareness Week 2016

Julia Bailey and Gabi Baker

May 4, 2016

TKC staffers organized a week to bring awareness to mental illness April 25-29. The week allowed students and the staff of KHS to participate and learn about the effects of mental illness.

Suicide Awareness Week: White Board Day

Will McCracken, junior

Gabi Baker, photographer

April 25, 2016

Suicide awareness week starts off today with white board day. Students wrote what they stand for, then posted it on social media with the hashtag: #endthestigmaKHS.

Suicide awareness week: promotional video

Ali Randazzo, technical editor

April 24, 2016

Suicide awareness week will take place April 25-29. The daily activities include: Monday: Whiteboard day Tuesday: Chalk day Wednesday: Ribbon day Thursday: Post-It note day Friday: Wear yellow and an awareness walk at 11:45 p.m.

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