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Advice From a Suicide Survivor

Lei Murphy, Reporter May 24, 2022

I’ve always struggled with my mental health. I didn’t get professionally diagnosed with mental illnesses until I was older, but looking back I have always had a hard time with it. I experienced a lot...

Due to the media, people have fairly intense assumptions about mental hospitals that are not true.

The Truth About Mental Hospitals

Lei Murphy, Reporter March 9, 2022

Padded rooms. Straight Jackets. Psychosis. These are common phrases associated with mental hospitals. Because the media stigmatizes psych hospitals, people have extreme associations with them.  So...

Mastering mindfulness

Mastering mindfulness

Sarah Jane Chrysler and Ben Ingall February 23, 2017

In the last five years GHHS has lost at least one student per year to suicide; each one striking the community and helping to uncover the fact that a mental illness epidemic has struck the area. In an...

GIVING UP GABBY: Senior AJ Melton snaps a selfie with his friend Gabby.  Gabby died by suicide in 2015. “Not having her here feels like there’s a missing piece of my heart,” Melton said.

Surviving suicide

Senior AJ Melton struggles to cope with friend's death
Aliyah Austin, Reporter February 16, 2017

After he read the text message, senior AJ Melton’s bird-like frame crumpled on the sidewalk in front of Jumpin’ Java Coffee House. His sobs sliced through the calm June air. Memories of Melton’s...

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