Yellow Ribbon represents the choice of Life

Ayla Faullin

In 2019, 47,511 people died by suicide in America. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, and there were over a million suicide attempts in 2019 alone. It is a grim and heartbreaking struggle, one that leaves much mourning. September is suicide prevention month, and CHS is doing its part to help lessen the tragic loss of life. 

Our SADD club is handing out wristbands during lunch hours, with information about suicide and how to get help. On  September 28th, Richard Falcon from Compass Behavioral Health came to speak to the student body about suicide.  Mrs. Stebens and Mrs. Ridenour were available to students after the assembly if students needed extra support.

There are things that you can do to help, too. Make sure to watch for warning signs and to be kind with your words. You never know what someone else is going through. Let’s all work together to prevent suicide, not just this month but every single day.