Parent Education Night Information

Hannibal School District to Partner with CHADS Coalition for Mental Health (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide)

Hannibal Mo - This Spring, all 6th and 9th grade Hannibal School District students will be given the opportunity to receive one evidence-informed training session that has grade level adapted content to help students enhance their awareness and understanding of different facets of mental health. Signs of Suicide is a suicide prevention program administered by CHADS (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide) that educates students about the relationship between suicide and depression. 

Key goals for students:

  • Acknowledge that you are seeing signs of depression or suicide in yourself or a friend and that it is serious.

  • Let your friend know how much you care about them and that you are concerned that they need help.

  • Tell a trusted adult that you are worried about yourself or a friend.

About the Program

CHADS Coalition trains students, parents, and adults how to recognize and prevent suicide with the only universal, evidence-based prevention program, Signs of Suicide in partnership with MindWise Innovations. Signs of Suicide (SOS) ® teaches participants the signs of depression, signs suicide, and the importance of telling a Trusted Adult when they notice those warning signs in themselves or someone they know.

SOS Program Research

SOS is used in thousands of schools around the country and is the only youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression, as well as a reduction in actual suicide attempts. 

Parents are invited to a Parent Education Night that will be hosted at the Hannibal High School Auditorium on February 6th, 2023 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. It will also be live streamed at

Parents will be given the option to elect for their student(s) not to attend. Dates and times of sessions will be announced by building administrators.

More information about CHADS can be found at