Suicide Prevention Month


Haley Jeannotte, WHS Career Counselor

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This is a tough topic to discuss, but needs to be discussed due to suicide being the 2nd leading cause of death among middle and high school age youth (Jason Foundation, Inc.). When others show signs of sadness, major changes in behaviors, or warning signs of suicide, never be afraid to ask the person if they need help or ask if they feel suicidal. “Four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.” (The Jason Foundation, Inc.). It is worth it to ask, it is worth it to save a life!
If you or someone you know is suicidal or more than simply sad, use the information below to get help!
The National Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255

“I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.” Lou Holtz