Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide Prevention Day

Jasmine Cruz & Celeste Garcia

Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, created by the IASP, International Association for Suicide Prevention, is make people more aware of the crisis that goes on that many pay no attention to. On this day it is said that to show support you must light a candle near their window at 8pm in honor of those who lost their lives and to those who survived their attempted suicide
“I didn’t even know this day existed until now and I’m glad I found out about it,” Brandon Dumenil, Junior said, “it’s a holiday that people should know more about and give support to.”
Many students who deal with bullying or depression at times feel there is no way out, but this day was created in a way of giving them the courage to keep moving forward. To let them know that things will get better.
“I feel people at times blow off other people with suicidal thoughts as empty threats,” Jose Murillo, Senior, said “some even go as far as to say they just want attention and that’s not okay. We need to understand that some of these people are serious and do something about it to help.”
All lives matter. Whether black or white, tall or short, no matter how u look all lives deserve to be treated as equal beings. To show support light a candle near your window September 10 at 8pm let people know their lives matter.
“I could never imagine what people might be going through that would make them do that,” Sabrina Gonzales, Senior, said “but at times people truly think there’s no one they can turn to for help when they’re just looking in the wrong places.”