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Mass. Teachers Now Required To Undergo Suicide Prevention Training
The new Gun Legislation signed Wednesday by Governor Patrick, also requires Mass. teachers to receive suicide prevention training at least once every three years.
The provision was included by State Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford, at the urging of parent Brian Fernandes whose son committed suicid…
Father of Suicide Victim Lobbies for Awareness, Prevention
Only 19 states make it mandatory for teachers to learn the warning signs of suicidal students, and Massachusetts isn't one of them.
Brian Fernandes, whose son took his own life in 2008, is looking to push legislation that would give teachers the tools to spot the warning signs as part of their p…