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Kan. state hospital plans mental health conference

LARNED, Kan. (AP) -- The state hospital for the mentally ill in western Kansas plans to hold its 10th annual conference on mental health next month.

Larned State Hospital's event is scheduled for Aug. 12-15 at the Larned Community Center.

Superintendent Tom Kinlen says the conference provides professional development for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and corrections officials but is open to anyone who's interested in mental health issues.

Topics to be addressed at the conference include suicide prevention and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of depression.