Freshmen introduced to suicide prevention measures


Jordan Latter

Media specialist Elizabeth Labiak helps Peter Zell’s third block freshmen health students during the suicide prevention breakthrough in the library on Friday, Jan. 11.

Jordan Latter, Staff Writer

Following the “I Need a Lighthouse” presentation, STEM and Innovations Specialist Bridget Mariano organized a suicide prevention breakthrough for freshmen health classes in the library on Friday, Jan. 11.

“It’s for suicide prevention; all freshmen students in VBCPS are participating,” said Media Specialist Elizabeth Labiak. “At the end of the activity, they will all be given a scenario and reflect on how they would react if their friend was suicidal.”

All students were encouraged to participate in order to gain more insight.

“I think this is helping the students to communicate with adults and understand the actual signs and how to help or assist if they have friends that are suicidal,” said Guidance Counselor Bryan Everette.