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Students In My School Covered It’s Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide
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Students In My School Covered It’s Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

Hi! I’m a seventh-grade student at Walnut Hills High School. On the 13th of September, a 12th-grade student committed suicide. To help prevent this, the Be Happy Club covered the school in supportive post-it notes to make people feel better about themselves and to honor the student who committed suicide’s memory. Please comment your thoughts on this post, and I’m sorry that most of the pictures are blurry, but I had to take them while walking to class.

This is his Locker. Everyone who passed it wrote encouragement messages on a post-it and stuck it on his locker

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

Even the band lockers got decorated

Post-its were put everywhere

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

This is my locker row

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

Walnut (My school) Needs You; Be Strong As You

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

Walnut Needs You and Stay Strong

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

Be You and Be Happy; There are Even Notes on the Doors

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

You are amazing; You’re loved

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

Hallway with post-its

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

You’re brilliant

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

Smile and Spread Love

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

Students See Their Lockers Covered In Supportive Notes

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

Students In My School Covered It's Lockers With Supportive Post-It Notes After 12th Grader Committed Suicide

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
4 years ago

Sorry, but I'm going to be straight forward and honest with my comment. I think it's a nice gesture made by teens. But I do NOT think this will make ANY difference. It's cute, yes. But if someone who suffers depression gets a post it just like the rest of the school, things don't change at all. They're still another face lost in the crowd, because the messages are so generic and not directed to anyone in particular, not made from the heart specially for someone. So you just get a random message just like other hundreds of students did. You are still invisible. Placing post its with positive messages everywhere is nice, but how about the ACTIONS? People still get bullied. People still reject those different than them. People still eat lunch alone. Instead of generic post its everywhere, talk to that lonely guy, invite that "ugly" girl to join you and your friends. Let them know THEY ARE accepted and unique. Direct ACTIONS > random words for random people.

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

I totally agree, as a person who suffers from depression, actions speak louder than words!

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Kathleen Weisiger
Community Member
4 years ago

Not to be a downer, but too little too late. I spent 43 years working with kids in Mental Health settings. Thery're usually clues if someone is listening carefully and emphatheticly and intervention that can be implemented to keep the person safe. Once again bullying can be a contributing factor. Many schools have implemented programs to address these issues

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
4 years ago

Even with support, one can choose to give up the battle. Sometimes depression just wins. Otherwise it would not be such a problem to help depressed patients.

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TC
Community Member
4 years ago

Perhaps if this young student had got these nice words before committing suicide things would have been different.

Sydney
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice words don't really help given the situation. I have depression and anxiety, and whenever I go through a tough time, everyone is there for me, but I still tried to kill myself. I don't know, maybe it just depends on the situation

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
4 years ago

Sorry, but I'm going to be straight forward and honest with my comment. I think it's a nice gesture made by teens. But I do NOT think this will make ANY difference. It's cute, yes. But if someone who suffers depression gets a post it just like the rest of the school, things don't change at all. They're still another face lost in the crowd, because the messages are so generic and not directed to anyone in particular, not made from the heart specially for someone. So you just get a random message just like other hundreds of students did. You are still invisible. Placing post its with positive messages everywhere is nice, but how about the ACTIONS? People still get bullied. People still reject those different than them. People still eat lunch alone. Instead of generic post its everywhere, talk to that lonely guy, invite that "ugly" girl to join you and your friends. Let them know THEY ARE accepted and unique. Direct ACTIONS > random words for random people.

Desiré Yen
Community Member
4 years ago

I totally agree, as a person who suffers from depression, actions speak louder than words!

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Kathleen Weisiger
Community Member
4 years ago

Not to be a downer, but too little too late. I spent 43 years working with kids in Mental Health settings. Thery're usually clues if someone is listening carefully and emphatheticly and intervention that can be implemented to keep the person safe. Once again bullying can be a contributing factor. Many schools have implemented programs to address these issues

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
4 years ago

Even with support, one can choose to give up the battle. Sometimes depression just wins. Otherwise it would not be such a problem to help depressed patients.

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TC
Community Member
4 years ago

Perhaps if this young student had got these nice words before committing suicide things would have been different.

Sydney
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice words don't really help given the situation. I have depression and anxiety, and whenever I go through a tough time, everyone is there for me, but I still tried to kill myself. I don't know, maybe it just depends on the situation

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