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SRVUSD keeps kids safe

Original post made on Jan 12, 2011

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people 15 to 24 in the US, second only to auto accidents; with recent suicides in young adults from both Pleasanton and Danville, it's become clear that it's not always "someone else's kid" that's in danger.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 2:57 PM

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Posted by Freckles
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Jan 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

What does the resource officers do at school to prevent suicide? I don't understand.

The counselors are wonderful people but their job is impossible. Most kids do not even know who their counselor is, or ever meet with them. It is sad. Most teachers, counselors, school admin, and parents are totally out of the loop when it comes to kids emotions and pressures.
It is the nature of the teenager to hide their problems. What is the answer... I wish I knew.

Being ever vigilant and taking the time to just be with our kids hopefully helps and shows them that we care about them and their very real problems and emotions. Life has gotten so complicated for these kids, their innocence is long gone once they get to high school.

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