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Opinion :: Suicide Is A Symptom

Steven M Arkin MD
Guest Columnist

As we mourn another young suicide in our community, we take pause to remember all those that have passed before and those that still struggle and live with their mental illnesses. Suicide is a symptom of real disease. People with mental illnesses do not have character flaws. 

Their brains are not letting them react or adapt to environmental triggers appropriately. This leads to feelings of inferiority then hopelessness and helplessness and then isolation which is most dangerous. And unfortunately, we as a society do not know how to react and interact appropriately to those with mental illness. 

We must learn together, to first understand these illnesses but more importantly how to talk to people about theirs. We need to allow the difficult conversations to take place, to encourage them and provide support by knowing your limitations and have proper resources on hand.
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 Health :: Preventing Youth Suicide

This program is just the beginning of a community wanting change.

To link to local suicide prevention resources, 
please call the 
Show Me Zero Youth Suicide Team

If you or someone you know have suicidal thoughts, call the local hotline at 1-888- 279-8188 or
reach out to the National Suicide Hotline toll-free at 1-800- 273-8255.

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 News :: Lathrop Arrest Raises Questions About Political Contributions

The arrest of a local man on felony fraud and stealing charges has raised questions about the man’s contributions to local causes, and whether he used stolen funds for those contributions.

According to court records, Steven M. Lathrop was arrested and charged with seven felony counts. 
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Bob Johnson announces candidacy for Lee’s Summit City Council
Bob Johnson, a respected entrepreneur and public servant from Lee’s Summit, announced...
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Crews Will Reduce I-470 to ONE LANE from Pryor Rd. to Blue Ridge Blvd. on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will reduce both directions of Interstate 470 from Pryor Road to Blue Ridge Blvd. to ONE LANE beginning at 8 p.m....
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Holy Spirit Catholic Church To Host Fifteenth Annual Craft Fair
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 SW State Route 150, is hosting its fifteenth annual October Marketplace craft fair Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Eric Lee Saylors Sr.
Eric Lee Saylors Sr. of Lee’s Summit, MO, 44, lost his battle with stomach cancer on Friday, September 29, 2017 at KU Medical Center.   He was...
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Marguerite Frances (Valenti) Murphy
Marguerite Frances (Valenti) Murphy, age 59, of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri (formerly of Lee's Summit, Missouri), passed away on Thursday, September 21,...
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Gemesha Thomas Memorial Service
Gemesha Thomas memorial service will be held Saturday, October 07, 2017.
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The Evidence of Faith’s Substance: My Conscience & The Bill of Rights - From God, Not Government
1Corinthians 10:29  “Why is my liberty judged by another man’s conscience?”

We are living in a time when...
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Congressman Cleaver Releases Statement Regarding the President’s Health Care Executive Order

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s...
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Speaking Up About Suicide
The most important thing you can do to stop suicide is to speak up....
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What I REID Into It: October 14, 2017
Isn't anyone happy these days? Both teams enter this Sunday's game a bit upset. The undefeated KC Chiefs are looking at film this week of a Sunday...
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Fred's Football Forecast: October 13, 2017
Blue Springs at Ray-Pec (Wild Card Game of the Week)

The Blue Springs Wildcats have everything going...
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Weekly Radio Show "Chiefs Kingdom" to Pay Lee's Summit a Visit on Monday
The weekly Kansas City Chiefs radio show, Chiefs Kingdom, will make a stop in Lee's Summit on Monday, Oct. 9.  Each week throughout the season,...
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Scouting Offers a World of Opportunities
The Scouting program offers many growth opportunities both within the United States and world wide. Youth in the United States can become part of the Boy...
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National Scout Jamboree
As the sun set over Kansas City, almost a hundred and thirty Boy Scouts from Kansas loaded onto three charter buses headed to National Jamboree. While moms...
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15th Annual World Moot
Every four years, Scouts aged 18 through 25 from around the world gather at the World Scout Moot. This year is the 15th World Scout Moot and it is being held...
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What’s Cookin’?
Join VFW Post 5789 on Aug 12, 2017 from 7-10am for their Second Saturday Breakfast.
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VFW Scholarship Winners
VFW Post 5789 is pleased to announce the winners of their first annual scholarship competition in each of the three public high schools in Lee’s Summit.
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VFW Corned Beef & Cabbage Meal on Saturday, March 15

The VFW Post 5789 Ladies Auxiliary will again be hosting a Corned Beef and Cabbage Meal on Saturday March...

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City Council Action Letter, Thursday, December 15, 2016
The City of Lee's Summit
Action Letter
City Council - Regular Session

Thursday,  December 15, 2016
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City Council Action Letter, Thursday, December 8, 2016
The City of Lee's Summit
Action Letter
City Council - Regular Session

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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City Council Action Letter, Thursday, December 1, 2016
The City of Lee's Summit
Action Letter
City Council - Regular Session

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Police Blotter: October 2 to October 8, 2017
District 1
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Police Blotter: September 18 to September 25, 2017
District 1
NE BAYVIEW DR, 200 block,  September 18, 7:00 AM, Stealing
NE LA COSTA ST, 800 block, ...
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Police Blotter: September 4 to September 10, 2017
District 1
NE INDEPENDENCE AVE, 3800 block,  September 04, 10:30 AM, Property Damage
NE LANDINGS CIR, 200...
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PIANO AND VIOLIN LESSONS
Lee's Summit teacher has openings in summer schedule for new students.
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