OREGON—State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) recently presented state efforts in suicide prevention for children at the Ohio School Resource Officers and D.A.R.E. Associations Conference.

The conference took place at Maumee Bay State Park and had school resource officers from around the state. Rep Anielski spoke about House Bill 543, known as the “Jason Flatt Act, in honor of Joseph Anielski.” The legislation provides free suicide prevention training for all public school personnel in grades K-12 as part of the continuing education requirements.  The materials are also available at no charge for all other schools and colleges.

“It is my intention to bring awareness to an epidemic issue that is affecting our most precious gifts, our children,” said Rep Anielski. “Sadly, suicide, a major preventable cause of premature death, is the second leading cause of death for those ages 15-24 years old in Ohio.  The two hour training will assist school personnel in recognizing struggles our children are experiencing.”

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