On October 20th, 2010, one of my friends at my school took her life. It was a huge tragedy, and it hit our school and community hard. We all stayed strong and got through it together. But, on November 16th, another one of my friends took their life. Things got worse. But, once again, our community came together and helped each other out. We all had a tough time. But, again, once things started to get better, they got worse. On December 2nd, another one of my friends tried to take their life but didn’t succeed. It still was another blow. Our school started to help us out, and we all got through it together once again.
I am posting this because I want people to know they can get through anything, and suicide is not the answer. There are many people who care about you and who are willing to listen. So, please “reach out” and get help.