Students participate in Suicide Prevention Day

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Kenzie Foldes

Senior Taylor Kilstrom writes "Love" on her wrist as a way to participate in Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10th, 2013. Kilstrom is participating to honor of a family member who passed away because of suicide.

Kenzie Foldes, Design Editor

After a 5:30 a.m. cross country practice, sophomore Anna Toot writes the word “Love” on junior Kelsey Caffrey’s wrist. Other members of the girls cross country team gather around a lunch table as they write “Love” on each other’s wrists as well in honor of Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10, 2013.

“Brian Carico texted me,” junior Jady Polson said, “and asked if we could participate.” Brian Carico is father of Cameron Carico, who passed away last year. Spenser Nelson passed away last year as well, and students are taking part today as a way to remember them. Some of those ways are writing “Love” on their wrists and wearing yellow.

“It’s just a way to remember Cameron and I think it’s important that we kind of remember it,” Polson said. “[Suicide] is a sad way our school was brought closer together.”

Senior Taylor Kilstrom is also participating in Suicide Prevention Day. She is taking part in it to remember a family member who passed away due to suicide and wrote “Love” on her wrist as well to show her participation.

“I think it’s important because so many people commit suicide and our school dealt with it. Bringing awareness will help prevent it,” Kilstrom said.