As the month of September drew to a close, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) brought light to Suicide Prevention Month. According to the CDC (2022), suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults. A staggering 18.8% of high school students reported having seriously considered suicide in the past year. (CDC, 2020).
To bring light and awareness to these sad realities, SADD members left small gestures of kindness and caring for students both in the building and in the parking lot. SADD students prepared carnation flowers with encouraging and inspiring messages on them and placed them on the windshields of all student and faculty in the parking lot. Random notes of kindness were also scattered around the building for students to brighten their day. This effort has been led by senior Kaci Bannon.
“I really enjoyed what I did for the school because suicide awareness is a cause I really advocate and care for. I hope the message I sent out reached someone in need,” noted Bannon.