Reading 13 reasons Why in the sixth grade gave me great insight into understanding the thought process of someone suffering from suicidal ideation. At that time, this was essential for me to understand. I had been battling my own suicidal thoughts and felt that no other person could have been experiencing these dark thoughts. Jay Asher has chosen a medium that gets the conversation started about this. the gentle approach to such a “grim” topic like suicide helps to lower the stigma we place on ourselves and others who must deal with these thoughts on a regular basis.
TurningPointCT.org was developed by young people in Connecticut who are in recovery from mental health and substance use issues. We know what it’s like to feel alone, stressed, worried, sad, and angry. We’ve lived through the ups and downs of self-harm, drugs and alcohol, and the struggle to find help.
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