Suicide awareness week held at LHS

Sophia Furlani, Staff Writer

Each year about 34,000 people commit suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. With this many causes, it’s obvious why we need to show awareness.   

The voices club and the interact club have joined together for Suicide Awareness week which was October 2-7.

A banner now hangs in the cafeteria where students can sign their names to show support to those who lost their lives to suicide as well as pledge to help people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or tendencies.

Suicide prevention in school is important because children and teens spend a big part of their day under the supervision of school personnel. Administrators, teachers, and students need to provide a positive environment for young people.

Schools also need to acknowledge those who may be suffering from mental disorders who are at a high risk of committing suicide.

Each teacher received a paper which tells them how to notice signs of suicidal thoughts and what to do if they notice these signs in their students.

If you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts or actions please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255