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Student, teachers share personal experience with suicide

Student, teachers share personal experience with suicide

As Suicide Prevention Week draws to a close, it’s vital to remember that though the week may be over for 2012, the issue must remain fiercely in everyone’s thoughts and hearts. Suicide, when it occurs, is devastating beyond belief. It seems distant, only ever affecting some remote person in the news, but the statistics are stunning. […]

District to implement new suicide prevention policy

District to implement new suicide prevention policy

In May of 2010, while most West Junior High School freshmen were dreaming of the last day of school and idly sitting through classes, current RBHS juniors Chandler Randol and Haley Benson were working hard to create a policy that would help minimize teen suicide in Columbia’s youth. Teacher Chris Fischer gave his ninth grade […]

Celebrity suicides cause copycat incidences

When a celebrity tightens a noose around their neck, takes a swig of poison or puts a loaded gun up to their head and pulls the trigger, it is usually because of pain or depression. A 2005 study from the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that mood disorders, especially bipolar disorder and major […]