Last Saturday morning, our next door neighbor committed suicide. As a neighborhood, we are grieving. The young man was 15 years old. 15 years old. So much of life ahead of him and yet he ends it all. A good kid. Into a some trouble, but a very fine young man, polite and always friendly. We watched him grow up.
Three kids, all about the same age, have taken their own lives in our Lakeview School district since February.
I am concerned and to be candid with you burdened to do something about this.
I am going to ask our youth pastor to do some research on teen suicide prevention in our community and if we in Calhoun County have any such work. I am also going to ask him to check into other high schools around the country and see what they are doing.
In a couple of weeks, after we have gathered all the information we can, so that we might give some suggestions as to how we can help solve the problem, I would like to schedule a meeting with Cindy Ruble, our Lakeview district superintendent.
Do you have any information that could help us in our quest to be a part of the solution?
Let me know.....let me know you care....