Suicide, mental health subjects of RCAS public meeting

Posted: Updated:
  • More NewsMore>>

  • Attorney General Jackley provides holiday shopping tips

    Attorney General Jackley provides holiday shopping tips

    The holiday shopping season is upon us and the lure of Black Friday deals and advertisements are abundant. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is again encouraging consumers to shop with care this holiday season.

    The holiday shopping season is upon us and the lure of Black Friday deals and advertisements are abundant. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is again encouraging consumers to shop with care this holiday season.

  • City offices and services adjust hours for Thanksgiving Week

    City offices and services adjust hours for Thanksgiving Week

    City offices will be closed Nov. 23-24 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, including the City-School Administration Center. The meeting of the Rapid City Zoning Board of Adjustment/Planning Commission will be held a day earlier on Wednesday at 7 a.m. in Council Chambers. Hours of operation for other city facilities and services during Thanksgiving Week include: Solid Waste: Monday and Tuesday's regular trash collection will be collected Monday. Wednesday's collection...

    City offices will be closed Nov. 23-24 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, including the City-School Administration Center. The meeting of the Rapid City Zoning Board of Adjustment/Planning Commission will be held a day earlier on Wednesday at 7 a.m. in Council Chambers. Hours of operation for other city facilities and services during Thanksgiving Week include: Solid Waste: Monday and Tuesday's regular trash collection will be collected Monday. Wednesday's collection...

  • 1+1 Winner: Angela Pickett

    1+1 Winner: Angela Pickett

    NewsCenter1 and First Interstate Bank partner together twice a month and provide a $500 grant to local teachers and faculty members for their outstanding work.

    NewsCenter1 and First Interstate Bank partner together twice a month and provide a $500 grant to local teachers and faculty members for their outstanding work.

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Area School District is hosting a meeting for parents of students and community members in the wake of recent suicides. 

Since the middle of July, eight RCAS students and one staff member have died. Three of those deaths were suicides.  

The meeting is set for Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 6-7 p.m. at the City, School Administration Building in the Council Chambers, located at 300 Sixth St. The meeting is meant to provide information about common reactions following a suicide and how adults can help youth cope. Mental health experts and law enforcement will also provide information about suicide and mental illness in adolescents, including risk factors and warning signs of suicide. They will address questions and concerns at the meeting. 

“Suicide is a topic that many would rather not discuss, but we must address it. There are so many students who are hurting right now,” Superintendent Dr. Lori Simon said. “Suicide does more than end one life – it creates a ripple effect throughout a community, as surviving family members and friends experience a range of grief and emotions,” she continued.

If you have any questions, contact RCAS Community Relations Manager Katy Urban at 605-394-4091.

Today's Forecast
/