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Mental-Health Town Hall To Address Student Stress, Suicides

The start of another school year means a whole new batch of students for educators to teach, but also, to watch out for. Teachers and staff are looking for signs that a student is stressed and has hit their limit, before something bad happens.

Multiple student suicides have happened in just the past few months in the Valley. Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Higley school districts have all had at least one suicide just since the start of this school year, according to the Gurian Institute, which works with those districts on prevention efforts.

That’s why East Valley educators and the Gurian Institute are putting on a mental-health town hall tonight in Gilbert.

I reached out to Gilbert Public Schools District’s Coordinator of Student Services Susan Cadena to learn more.

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.