“We all have times when life feels hard; when we’re frustrated and tired and just want to hide away. If that is you right now, don’t worry – every caterpillar has to rest to become a butterfly and you’ll soon find your wings again. In the meantime, let your Angels wrap you in theirs. You are so loved.”
– Anna Taylor
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
According to the Crisis Intervention Hotline of Houston, someone in the United States dies by suicide every 12 minutes. This results in a loss of more than 41,000 individuals a year, leaving behind their friends and family members to deal with their tragic loss. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It is a time to share resources and stories to try to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic.
If you’re dealing with emotional trauma in your life, if you’re feeling depressed or isolated, if you feel like there’s no point in getting up in the morning or need someone to talk to, we’re here to help! You may reach out to any of the school counselors:
6th Grade Mrs. Cortina, room B107B
7th Grade Mrs. Porras, room T-12A
8th Grade Mrs. Green, room C200
Counselor Mr. Martinez, room T-12A
You can also reach out to the Crisis Intervention Center of Houston. For their website, click CRISIS HOTLINE
Talk: (832) 416-1177 Text: (281) 201-4430