News broke late Thursday night of the death of a JCCC student athlete,
Kaylee Kylee Mader.
The softball player’s friends immediately began Tweeting and posting messages on Facebook supporting Mader’s family, friends, and teammates.
Today at 10 am, friends will gather in the commons of Paola High School where Mader graduated.
It has been reported that Mader may have committed suicide.
from the JCCC website:
Remember Three Important Things
- You matter and you matter to JCCC.
- If you or someone you know is having thoughts of hurting themselves, please take action and get help immediately.
- If you believe you are at risk for suicide, immediately go to the JCCC Counseling Center, JCCC Police Department, local mental health facility (such as Johnson County Mental Health) nearest hospital emergency room, call “911” or call a suicide crisis hotline.
If you have or consider suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)