One such news encounter left me speechless and a little heart broken, when I found out that a former student had committed suicide. I wonder when the process got broken. What altered this young man so much in four short years to make this choice? A young man whom seemed like he was going to make it. A young man who was kind, caring, perhaps a little mischievous, but still a good kid.
It also leaves you wondering, what more could I have done? Was there something that I didn't do? Or worse yet, did I play a part in what led to this choice? I think that is what suicide does for the survivors. It makes them question themselves in hope for finding answers that are no longer there.
- Becky Acheson; Middle School Teacher