PHS Brings Awareness to Suicide Prevention


Miley Courtois, Reporter

Potosi High School held “Start With Hello Week” on the week of Sept. 26-30 with resources throughout the school and days to support Shayley’s Angels Foundation and Suicide Prevention Month. Shayleys Angels is a non-profit organization raising awareness to depression/suicide wanting to build resources and give help to others struggling with mental health.

Monday was “Say HEY, to everyone you meet” as students noticed peers and everyone that makes a difference. Tuesday PHS supported “Shayley’s Angels” allowing students to donate $1 dollar to honor a friend or loved one. Wednesday “Write it out Wednesday” students picked up bags in the Cafeteria including resources donated from Shayley’s Angels. “Your Life Matters” Thursday students received silicone bracelets with a positive message from PHS staff. Friday students wore purple and gold and shined in school spirit to brighten someone’s day. 

“I think it is a good thing to bring attention to [Suicide Prevention] as many people struggle with Mental Health,” Freshman Gracie Elders said.

Freshman Madelyn Schrum said, “Suicide Prevention week should be a week of kindness and forgivness as some of our peers struggle with Mental Health and we dont know it.”


If you feel the need for help or struggle with mental health alongside depression, the suicide hot-line is a open resource to people struggling with depression etc. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-TALK or to have a real conversation with a professional you can text MOSAFE to 741741.