Time to Talk
A documentary film exploring teen sexual assault, the role of social media and the impact of bullying from the perspective of the assailants and bullies was screened at Peninsula High School Nov. 2. “Audrie and Daisy” tells the story of two young girls who were raped by boys they considered to be their friends. The girls were later harassed online and taunted at school in the wake of their assaults. One of the girls attempted suicide. The other girl succeeded.
Mental Health Goes to School
Positive mental health is essential for the development of young people, but students are rarely taught how to maintain good mental health and how to recognize and respond to possible disorders. The state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction decided to change that this year by including mental health education in the health and physical education K-12 standards.
The Children Are Watching
You can stop suicide
All you have to do is listen.
Most people thinking of suicide want to stay alive. They are instead struggling to live with the pain they feel and are looking for help. A decision to live is far more likely when a person at risk can talk to someone who is comfortable with talking about suicide. The simple phrase “let’s talk,” wields power that must be learned and socially accepted.