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Sedalia schools put emphasis on mental health after 3 suicides in 2 years

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Principal Norton says he could have communicated better, but his main hope is that this never happens again. (KCTV5) Principal Norton says he could have communicated better, but his main hope is that this never happens again. (KCTV5)
SEDALIA, MO (KCTV) -

Schools in Sedalia are putting a new emphasis on mental health.

A student at Smith-Cotton High School took their own life on Saturday and unfortunately, it's not the first time the students and faculty have experienced a loss like this.

Since 2016, three students have taken their own lives.

Smith-Cotton's principal Wade Norton says his school has implemented a mental health initiative made up of informational videos, lectures and discussions at every grade level.

Some parents were concerned about the conversations on such a sensitive topic.

Norton says he could have communicated better, but his main hope is that this never happens again.

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