Suicide Prevention Week in effect


Luci Miller

Yellow links hang from the bannister in the mall.

Luci Miller and Abby Doeden

In an effort to prevent suicide, the Student Wellness club has created a Suicide Prevention Awareness Week that went into effect as of Oct. 19.

“[We] will be giving out ribbons and wristbands during the rest of the week to promote the cause,” said Denise Nohlquist, guidance counselor and adviser of Student Wellness club. “There will also be free resources available to anyone who may know someone in crisis, or just need to be heard.”

The group has had a booth at lunch where students can sign their name to a prevention chain, which has been hung on display in the mall.

“[It’s about] putting the topic out there for students to start discussing openly,” Nohlquist said.

Though this is the first time the club has done suicide prevention, they hope to do something relating to mental or chemical health every year.

The club itself has about fifteen students who come up with different issues that they want to bring forth in school.

“Anyone is welcome to join Student Wellness. If anyone has a particular topic that they want to raise awareness for, then join the club,” Nohlquist said.