The many ways to help prevent suicide

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Roxboro Community School (RCS) teacher Kara Roberts recommends that students take action on suicide prevention by, “Reaching out to others. And being kind is so very important. Sometimes knowing one person cares can make all the difference.”

As a teacher or an adult, there are many ways to take action in the school community and for children.

RCS middle school guidance counselor Suzy Horton states that, “just being involved and really being aware of your children and students can help you notice if they have suicidal thoughts. Some things to notice are if they are alone in their room more often; giving away prize possessions;” and if they “seem more depressed than usual.”

The website, suicidepreventionlifeline.org, offers ways to prevent suicide and it encourages kids all over not to commit suicide. The home page allows visitors to chat on the lifeline number with someone, or read stories by other people who overcame their crisis and found hope and recovery.

There are also multiple pages to help a person based on an experience he or she went through.

This website also provides information on how to prevent suicide and allows donations. To raise awareness, visitors can download logos and ribbons from the website.

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