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      Springfield teachers get suicide prevention training

      Counselors from the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition spoke to teachers at Springfield High School on Tuesday in an effort to empower them to help students suffering from depression.

      Counselors from the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition spoke to teachers at Springfield High School on Tuesday in an effort to empower them to help students suffering from depression.

      The purpose of the training was to empower teachers with the tools to help students suffering from depression and who may be exhibiting suicidal tendencies."When you are talking with youth and families about mental health issues, it's important to have it reinforced that it is okay to talk to families and students about this," said Jennifer Nagy, the school's guidance counselor.

      Bev Bahret is with the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition and was one of the presenters. Her children also attend Springfield schools.

      The district has been hit hard in recent years by suicide. "The school has had some suicides, one is too many, three is too many," Mrs. Behret said.