Suicide prevention presented at Firth High School

Counselor Michelle Marchant of H&H Treatment Programs in Idaho Falls spoke about how to identify the symptoms of suicide and depression during the assembly at Firth High School on Tuesday.Jillane Murray, a junior at Firth High School, presented her Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) project, "You Matter," to the student body on Tuesday.
By: 
LESLIE MIELKE
Staff Writer

"The millisecond I jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge to the bay below, I felt instant regret," suicide survivor Kevin Hines stated on a website that was downloaded for the assembly at Firth High School on Tuesday.
He continued, “I said to myself, ‘What have I done? I don’t want to die, God please save me,’” as he was hurtling to almost certain death in September 2000. “The moment I hit free fall was an instant regret—I recognized that I made the greatest mistake in my life and I thought it was too late.”
And so, the Firth High School student body was introduced to the subject of suicide and how to recognize its symptoms. Jillane Murray, a junior at FHS, developed this presentation for her Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) project. The project is entitled "You Matter."
To read the complete story, see it in the Thursday, Dec. 7, edition of the Morning News.

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