Legislator combating teen suicide with new bill

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A legislator is working to combat teen suicide with a new bill which would provide school training on prevention and early intervention.

Rep. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City introduced House Bill 1623.

“This bill will help Oklahoma’s school children arm themselves against peer pressure, bullying and other challenges that are related to suicide,” Floyd said.

He said the bill provides vulnerable students with counseling, training and medical care.

Floyd’s legislation provides for large, school-wide presentations to staff, parents and students.

He said it would include early intervention techniques, real examples and testimony from those who have dealt directly with student suicide and bullying.