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Should schools allow memorials for those who take their own life?

BrynaJo posted this thread...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 10:09 am

My brother took his own life two years ago. His friends ask if they could put up a school memorial, and my principle denied it. A few months later, another boy died. He got a memorial. Every day when I walk to gym to class, there it is. It's like a huge slap in the face. Please sure your opinions, I'm desperate. Be honest, I respect honesty. I just don't want my school to forget him.

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hit.the.books. replied...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Im very sorry to hear about your brother... that must be soo tough to go through..... and yes i think they should up a memorial for him

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Meliayth replied...
Dec. 19, 2011 at 12:36 pm

First of all im so sorry to hear about your brother. I think you should do something because your brother should have a memorial for him. If the principal denies again then you should take it up to the board and have something done. It is not fair for your brother not to have one while i mean no disrespect to the other boy but while he does.

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Catch replied...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I think it should have been taken to the board first and it helps if the guy was in any acedemics (sports or clubs).       Sorry bout your brother.

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AnimaCordis replied...
Dec. 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. There should be a memorial. It's even sadder if someone takes their own life, they deserve a memorial. It makes me mad you didn't get one.

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FaultyStars replied...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 12:23 am

I'm sorry about your loss. To answer your question I do think your brother should get a memorial. He was most likely dealing with a lot of stress and he shouldn't be denied a memorial because he took his own life. If they continue to refuse, you could always go to the school board or even your local newspaper if you're comfortable with that kind of thing.

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WishfulDoerThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 2:17 am

Any death within the community deserves recognition, whether it be a memorial or just a service.

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BrynaJo replied...
Jan. 7, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Well the plan so far is too organize a strong argument and have a group of supporters go to speak with the principle. I've been asking the students for support, have been speaking with some of the staff, and have considered contacting my brother's old friends to get their insight.

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Studio_Ghibli-O replied...
Jan. 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Last November, a kid my age took his life. There was a safe room all that day, and in December there was a memorial for him in the Gym. Suicide is one of the most traumatizing things I have ever experienced, and I know I'm not alone in that opinion. School should DEFINITELY put up memorials for students who die. Denieing that is just callous and rude.

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xxiWritexxThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I'm sorry about your brother.
Everyone deserves to be remembered. EVEYONE.

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SpringRayynThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 21, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I think that if the principal allowed one for this boy and not your brother, that is so unfair! I think that if a school did it for every suicide, there would be way too many, but it would be okay to make one for everyone instead of just one. But this is just ridiculous: your principal should stick with ONE desision. No one person is better than the other to raise a memorial for one and no the other.

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whiterose replied...
Apr. 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I'm very sorry about your brother.  And I think that that is not fair.  He should be able to have a memorial because no matter what, people will remember him.  A memorial is where you just have a place to remember and say goodbye, and I think everyone should be able to have that chance.

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