It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day in the U.S. out of fear of being bullied. And a growing number of these commit suicide.
by Judy Molland, Care2.com, 2 February 2013
Will these tragedies never end?
On January 19, Jadin Bell, a sophomore at La Grande High School in Oregon, went to his local elementary school and tried to commit suicide by hanging himself from playground equipment.
Can you imagine how he must have been feeling, to even consider such an action?
A passerby found the teen there, and Jadin was rushed to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland and put on life support, where he was monitored for the next couple days. Last weekend, when doctors found little brain activity, his family decided to take him off life support.
The town of La Grande has seen two such suicides in the last three months. Last October, a 16-year-old girl killed herself, and now there’s Jadin Bell.