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.
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!
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!