September: National Suicide Prevention Month

I’m editing this post because I failed to add a resource. The Jason Foundation is a wonderful resource for youth, parents, students, parents, and professionals. They provide training modules and provide valuable information. There is also an app called “A Friend Asks” that provides tips for helping a friend who may be at risk for suicide. Please check it out and pass it along!

This month, I would like to touch on a subject that not many people want to talk about: suicide. It’s likely that your life has been affected by suicide in some way.

Last year, we held an assembly for our high school students on awareness and prevention. To start the assembly, everyone was asked to stand up if their lives had been touched in some way by suicide. Continue reading