September is National Suicide Prevention Month

There are times when teens are in a place that they feel the only way out of the problems in their lives is through suicide. In fact, this issues effects people of all ages. If you feel this way, it is important to reach out and get help. You are an important person and make the world a better and more beautiful place. There are several websites and hotlines that you can reach out to.

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
NAMI: For more information about this month, how you can get help or get involved you can visit the following website. http://nami.org/suicideawarenessmonth

If you are in need, reach out.

Here are five novels that work with the issue of suicide.

I was Here by Gayle Foreman


18879761Meg committed suicide and no one can figure out why? While the town looks to her best friend, Cody, she is just as astounded as everyone else. She never though Meg was depressed. Meg was always full of life and leading the charge, Cody was just along for the ride. Meg’s final decision has extensive consequences for everyone in her life. 

Cody goes to Meg’s college apartment to pack it up. This is the beginning of a journey to find out what led to Meg’s actions. With the help of Meg’s roommates and previous flame, Cody is obsessed with finding the answers. 


Saving June by Hannah Harrington

June committed suicide and Harper is left to pick up the pieces. June was the perfect daughter and person, so Harper and her family are completely shocked by her final decision. A cute punk rock smoker, Jake, shows up to the funeral. Harper has no idea how June knew Jake, but she feels an incredible pull to him (well that and he annoys her). Since Harper’s parents are divorced, they want to split June’s ashes between the two of them. Harper can’t handle the idea of June being split, so she takes the ashes on a cross country journey to California to release them all as one. Jake (his van Janis Joplin) and Harper’s best friend, Laney, agree to take the trip with her. All are forced to confront their demons both related to the suicide and to the baggage they have in their own lives. 

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 Love Letters to the Dead by
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

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