Yellow Thursday: Suicide Awareness

When Bullying Pushes You Past Your Limit

Dealing with consistent physical harassment, non-stop rumors, and persistent teasing, day after day, can physically and emotionally take a toll on a person. But, even the nicest of people have their limits. Such a hostile environment can make you feel worthless and unimportant, to the point where you consider what 14% of high school bullying victims nationwide have considered at one point in their lives---suicide.

-Andrea Martinez

That's why this week Winn High School is spreading the word on the damages bullying can cause. The #IMPACT Week campaign kicked off Monday with students wearing a specific color each day to show their support for anti-bullying awareness. On Thursday, February 6, Winn students wore yellow in honor of Suicide Awareness.

Suicide IS preventable. With the right information, you can help save someone's life!

Warning Signs

A person who is at risk of committing suicide may have one or more of the following factors:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

Suicide Prevention PSA
Remember that there are many different ways to get help! You are not alone!

WINN STUDENTS AND FACULTY SHOW SUPPORT BY WEARING YELLOW

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you, or someone you know, are in a crisis and have thoughts of suicide, remember you are not alone. Call us, we want to help you find a reason to keep living, because your story isn't over yet.