Es hora de eliminar las falsas concepciones sobre el suicidio

Commentary by Tere Siqueira En la sociedad existen múltiples creencias falsas y prejuicios en torno al suicidio.Al ser septiembre el Mes Nacional de la Concienciación sobre la Prevención del Suicidio, ha llegado el momento de abordar algunas de las ideas erróneas más comunes sobre el suicidio. Hacerlo ayudará a entender mejor por qué algunas personas […]

Dentro de una mente suicida

By Tere Siqueira Sobreviviente de un intento de suicidio comparte su historia y anima a otros a buscar ayuda En la celebración de septiembre como el Mes de Concientización sobre la Prevención del Suicidio, Tatiana Martínez compartió la historia de cómo sobrevivió a un intento de suicidio.Martínez dijo haber crecido con un padre alcohólico y […]

Cómo lidiar con el divorcio

Commentary by Chara Para algunas parejas, divorciarse es una de las mejores decisiones que pueden tomar para ellos y sus familias.También es una de las decisiones más dolorosas que pueden tomar.Puede llevar mucho tiempo recuperarse de un divorcio. Aún así, este difícil período de la vida es algo que se puede superar. Si está pasando […]

To parents with children headed for college, relax

Commentary by CharaWith more Americans getting vaccinated, many colleges and universities in Kansas and Missouri are planning for their students to take at least some classes on campus – a situation that might seem painful for parents who have gotten used to their children being at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.If you are in that […]

Pecina shares son’s story to raise awareness about suicide

By Angie Baldelomar Uziel Melgoza Pecina Jr. was a smart kid.And he was always busy, whether as an Eagle Scout or as a specialized soldier in combat engineering for the Army Reserve.“He was so confident,” his mother, Adriana Pecina, said. “He was very talented and he was good-looking and he was a great dancer and […]

Psychologist offers tips to help kids develop social skills

By Angie Baldelomar Even as schools try to get back to in-person instruction, many students continue to learn remotely.And some parents worry that remote learning might be having an impact on their children’s development of social skills. But school psychologist Scott Fluke, who works for Olathe (Kansas) Public Schools, said it is too early to […]

SMSD develops students’ social, emotional skills during pandemic

By Angie Baldelomar The pandemic has changed people’s lives.For students, it has forced them to make the transition from in-person to remote learning. Although online learning has brought several challenges, including technological ones, one of the biggest might be the development of students’ social and emotional skills.The Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) in Johnson County, […]

If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, report it immediately to the Child Abuse Hotline* or call 911.

Missouri Hotline number:800-392-3738For hearing and speech impaired, please contact Relay Missouri 1-800-735-2466/voice or 1-800-735-2966/text phone. Kansas Hotline number:800-922-5330*The Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Unit (CA/NHU) accepts confidential reports of suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Reports are received through a toll-free telephone line which is answered seven days a week, 24 hours a day.If […]