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Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) 2018

Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) 2018

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, SAW, Top Stories

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...

Draw it out: mental health

Draw it out: mental health

Katie Judd and Jane Stewart

September 11, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Video

Katie Judd and Jane Stewart narrate the story of an anonymous KHS student who has dealt with depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.* *Some facts were altered in order to keep anonymity. Click here to see our last draw it out video regarding depression. Art by Erin Bugée...

SAW: Chalk Day

SAW: Chalk Day

Gabi Baker and Christian Heutel

May 2, 2017


Filed under Photo, Photo Galleries, SAW, Visuals

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 Timeline: April 24-28, 2017

Suicide Awareness Week Timeline: April 24-28, 2017

Erin Kelly, managing editor

April 23, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

KHS is sponsoring its second annual Suicide Awareness Week (SAW) April 24-28, 2017. The week was established with the goal of eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness and adolescent suicide. SAW aims to facilitate healing in the community through educational programs and resources with ope...

Suicide Awareness Week

Suicide Awareness Week

Mimi Wright, editor-in-chief

May 4, 2016


Filed under Features, News, SAW, Top Stories

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


Filed under SAW, Top Stories, Video

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: promotional video

Ali Randazzo, technical editor

April 24, 2016


Filed under SAW, Video

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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