Purple Out Dance at South
Purple out at South
South’s leadership committee hosted a dance on Friday, Feb. 3, inviting all Sprague and South students to raise awareness on preventing suicide in teens. The cost was three dollars, and students attending must have brought their ID.
Suicide is one of the leading cause of death in teens. Not only does it affect the person committing the act, but it also impacts the people who knew the person. People like family members and friends suffer the most from grief when losing a loved one. The grief can result in depression and lead to a suicide cycle.
The most frequent cause of suicide can be depression. Depression is when a person is feeling or feels emotionally sad, helpless, and not motivated.
According to Kevin Caruso in the article Suicide Causes, “Untreated mental illness (including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and others) is the cause for the vast majority of suicides.”
The number of suicide deaths in Oregon have raised from 2011 to 2016 by 14 percent.
Let us as south students try to decrease those numbers by wearing our suicide prevention shirts.