Mom wins fight to get suicide bill passed

Just weeks after her 15-year-old daughter Elisabeth committed suicide, Clinton mom Teresa Mosley knew what she had to do.

She vowed to do what she could to prevent other teens from taking their lives.

Educating teachers and principals about warning signs to look for in a child contemplating suicide was needed in a state with no curriculum to address what many call the “silent epidemic.”

As what would have been Elisabeth’s May 22 graduation from Clinton High approaches, Mosley is filled with a mixture of sadness and joy: Gov. Haley Barbour this month signed into law Senate Bill 2770, which mandates all of the state’s public school teachers and principals be trained to identify warning signs that a child is contemplating taking his life.