Monday, September 5, 2016

National Suicide Prevention Week

Last fall we had a high school student who died by suicide after experiencing deep emotional pain, hopelessness, and mental illness. Such pain does not make someone a criminal. But the word “commits” makes suicide sound like a crime. My school had two family members who died by suicide last year and I was very careful about the language I used with the family to not further stigmatize their family member. Educate yourself about suicide prevention and advocacy at:

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