Under the Microscope: November 17, 2011

Nov 17, 2011

This week on the show: the University of Missouri sponsors the Suicide Prevention Week. Plus: Missouri is ill-equipped to deal with prescription drug abuse.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

Last week was Suicide Prevention Week at the University of Missouri. The school put on a series of seminars to educate people about suicide rates, the causes of suicidal behavior, and how to talk to someone who may be suicidal. KBIA’s Camille Maestracci has this story.

Plus: Prescription drug abuse is an increasingly large problem, especially for rural communities. But the Center for Disease Control says that Missouri is missing vital legislation to combat such abuse. KBIA’s Sarah Redhohl explains.