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Preview for Suicide Awareness Week

Preview for Suicide Awareness Week

Maisie Bradley, public relations editor

March 31, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Suicide Awareness Week will be April 1 to April 5. Below is an outline of the week with information about what is happening each day. There are also resources and hotlines provided to the SAW Committee by the KHS Counseling Department. Monday, April 1 Whiteboard Day: There will be small whiteboards out...

On the line

On the line

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness

A man stood on the side of the road, watching cars and busses and trucks go by. He thought of his kids. And he thought of the custody problems. He thought of his life. And he thought of running through traffic to end it. Standing on the side of the road, he picked up his phone. Melanie Ro...

KHS senior Brian Stieglitz dies March 7

KHS senior Brian Stieglitz dies March 7

Hannah Cohen, editor-in-chief

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Brian Stieglitz, KHS senior, took his own life Wednesday, March 7. Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, sent an email notifying KHS families at 5:30 p.m. Havener said counselors will be available to speak with students all day in group or one-on-one settings beginning the morning of Thursday, March...

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...

Suicide Awareness Week Video 2017

Suicide Awareness Week Video 2017

Annie O'Brien, features writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Video

Warning: This video contains sensitive material regarding suicide. TKC understands that everyone deals with this differently and only wishes to spread awareness about the problems with suicide and mental illness in our community and offer resources. If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, tal...

Suicide Awareness Week Promo 2017

Suicide Awareness Week Promo 2017

Julia Bailey and Daniel Paese

April 25, 2017


Filed under Video

For the third year TKC staffers put together a week to bring awareness to suicide and mental health. The week's activities promote a safe environment in hopes of ending the stigma surrounding suicide and helping those who feel voiceless.

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...

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