Suicide Prevention Week

CHS Brings Awareness

Monday, September 21st, kicked off the first day of Suicide Prevention Week. During advisory, some of the SADD members went outside and brought the school’s sidewalk to life. They took chalk to the ground and drew up positive messages to advocate for Suicide Awareness. Tuesday and Wednesday were spent preparing for a balloon launch, at the football game, on Friday. The colors to wear to the game were blue and teal because those are the designated colors for Suicide Prevention this year. The cheerleaders tossed Suicide Awareness shirts into the crowd, and bracelets were handed out at the entry gates. All the football players were given a balloon before the release, and the announcer told statistics about suicide and how to ask for help.  Students raised the balloons into the air and took a moment of silence to respect all those who lost their lives due to suicide. It was amazing to see the community come together and support such an important cause.

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.

Suicide Awareness during the CHS Bluejays vs. Scott City (Diego Portenier)