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
** WARNING**: Possible trigger for some; please read with caution to your own mental health Sometimes I’ll pass by someone on the street and they are just glowing with happiness and it makes me think, I wonder if they always look so happy… is that a reality people actually face? Where they can spend a… Continue reading Thoughts on Suicide..
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.
According to a google search, self harm is the “intentional, direct injury of body tissue most often done without suicidal intentions.” A person who self harms will explain their behaviour as a way of dealing with situations out of their control and feelings toward difficult or painful experiences. Most self harmers attempt to keep it… Continue reading Tips for Friends: Self Harm