Signs of Suicide

Parent Information Guide

Dear KNMS Families,

Your counselors are working to teach students about mental health and how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend. We are using a program called SOS: Signs of Suicide. The program teaches students about this difficult topic and encourages them to seek help.


Through the program, students learn:

  • that depression is treatable, so they are encouraged to seek help

  • how to identify depression and potential suicide risk in themselves or a friend

  • to ACT (Acknowledge, Care and Tell a trusted adult) if concerned about themselves or a friend

  • who they can turn to at school for help, if they need it


Students will watch age-appropriate video clips about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete a brief Adolescent Depression Screening along with an exit slip which asks whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. Counselors will then conduct brief meetings with any students asking to talk.


The SOS Lesson Dates:

  • 6TH GRADE - Monday, October 4th
  • 7TH GRADE - Tuesday, October 5th
  • 8TH GRADE - Wednesday, October 6th


If you would like to opt your child out of participating in the SOS lesson, click here.

SOS Middle School Trailer

SOS Signs of Suicide Middle School Program Trailer

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KNMS Counselor Contact Information

Heather Wallace

hwallace@knr8.org

660-563-2260 ext. 3503


Taylor Morrison

tmorrison@knr8.org

660-563-2260 ext. 3504