Tag Archives: Suicide prevention

For my father

John Kivela’s death on May 9 was a shock felt throughout the state of Michigan. The fact it was a suicide made it even harder to come to terms with. Kivela was a passionate civil servant, a loving father and husband, and an alcoholic. The first two were well-known, but his struggle with alcoholism was […]

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Area educators receive training to help prevent teen suicide

by Maggie Guter,  GlenEllen Lehmberg,  and Theresa Hermann. A number of schools in Marquette County have grieved the loss of students in recent years due to instances of teen suicide. In an effort to avoid such tragedies, a nationwide program called QPR held a training session recently for area educators. Twenty-three teachers and counselors were […]

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