I’m helping one of Gunn’s sports teams out this fall and know how much the suicides have affected these kids I’ve come to care for. But I also see how much they are reaching out to one another, and how much the athletes care for their teammates, and for all their fellow students.
I know that when I was in high school, I was depressed and, for a while, suicidal. I felt friendless, bullied, and an outcast. Someone called me one day, and that call pulled me out of the pit. I went on to have a great high school experience, a terrific college life, and now have amazing kids myself. I almost threw it away and am so glad I didn’t!
I want to say that if anyone out there is feeling blue, you know there are people around — students, teachers, coaches, others in the community — who care and would be happy to help. And if you see someone who you think is depressed, reach out and say Hi, how can I help you? Just a few words can turn a life around.
HMGGMH. I’m so glad this site is here!