A suicide prevention bill signed into law by Gov. Ducey had unanimous support in both the House and Senate.
The new law is named after Corona Del Sol's Mitch Warnock who took his own life during his senior year in 2017.
According to state health officials, 50 Arizona teens, including Mitch, died by suicide that year. His mother and father, both teachers themselves, turned their grief into action.
"Not a single one of them deserved to get to that level of hopelessness and to feel that level of 'I don't want to live anymore,'" Tim Warnock said.
What does the law do?
The law requires teachers in grades six through 12 to be trained in order to identify the warning signs of suicidal behavior.
The hope is that teachers may catch the signs that parents might be too close to see.
The law goes into effect in 2020, giving the state and school a grace period to prepare.
How much training will teachers receive?
Teachers will receive the training every three years. The state's Medicaid program has been tasked with developing the training materials.
How is this training being paid for?
Grant money typically used for continuing education is expected to pay for the training course.
Requiring teachers to do more?
The education community often pushes back against more government requirements for teachers with so much red tape they face already.
But this initiative, called the Mitch Warnock Act, had broad support both in schools and at the capitol.
"It's not about the name. It's about the work. It's about that safety net that needed to be there—that needed to be there a long time ago," Tim Warnock said.
Warnock said he hopes the law will help other Arizona families avoid the same heartbreak his family has felt since 2017.
A good step?
When it comes to suicide prevention, the Arizona Education Association says this is a good step.
But the organization pointed to another step needed in Arizona schools. AEA says there continues to be a desperate need for more counselors in schools.
The latest study this week ranked Arizona last in student to counselor ratio at 905 to one.