When I was in high school something tragic happened, a student named Kyle took his own life. Our school community was devastated. Walking through the halls like zombies were numerous students who not only knew Kyle, but were close friends with him. I remember seeing a girl I know who was best friends with him… Continue reading #smileforkyle
I attended a small rural high school about three hours west of Oshawa. When I think of a small high school like the one I attended, I think of closeness and simplicity. I think of a place where everyone knows everyone, where news travels fast, and where your prom takes place in the high school… Continue reading Reacting To Loss
For Bell Let’s Talk day, as many of you know, the Advisory Committee ran a booth with speech bubbles to promote positive mental health and share words of support. Bell Let’s Talk Day is a significant day to me. I have struggled with my mental health for many years now, and oftentimes only the closest… Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk About Stepping Out Of Your Comfort
*Trigger warning* I’ll start with some boring background information on how it all started. My childhood was for the most part normal, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at a young age which made my childhood a little bit different but not much. I didn’t let my disease define me. My parents fought and eventually… Continue reading Where it all started
This story is a sad one and I am sorry if it brings up some past emotions of anyone who reads this. This story deals with bullying, depression and suicide. I am telling this story because I want people to understand that words are not just words, but they can hurt and in the end,… Continue reading Coping With The Loss Of A Friend
In this addition of Sing It Out, we will be taking a look at American rock band, Blink 182’s, Adam’s Song. The song was reportedly written after band member, Mark Hoppus, received a suicide letter from a fan who had committed suicide and was dealing with depression while on tour.
In another addition of Sing It Out, we are taking an in depth look at Rascal Flatts’ song, Why, which speaks about how a suicide can affect the people left behind and the burning question that we all have and wish we could have the answer to it.