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Thoughts of Suicide

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This article is one in a series discussing bullying issues through artwork and words, through the eyes of a student.
This artwork was created at the Cook Arts Center as part of a special project surrounding the topic of bullying.

This artwork was created at the Cook Arts Center as part of a special project surrounding the topic of bullying. /Cook Arts Center

The series and the assignment

This article is one in a series created by students in Mr. Alex Escamilla's journalism class at Southwest Community Campus. Students were asked to complete artwork and write an article regarding bullying issues in Grand Rapids, and America as a whole. Students worked with artist Reyna Garcia and Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to complete artwork to express their thoughts about bullying.

Sarah is a 16 year old girl. She was a shy girl and she barely had friends at school. Sarah would only hang-out with boys because it was less drama for her. People at school would laugh and make fun of her because she was the only girl that would talk to boys, but no girls.

One day Sarah was sitting on the bench with her friends. A group of girls came up to her and made rude comments to her. Sarah ignored them and walked away. They kept on bugging her, but Sarah never paid attention to them.

Days had passed and the group of girls would keep on messing with her. Sarah told her parents that she was getting bullied at school, but her parents didn’t believe her nor did they care. Nobody believed her, so she thought about killing herself. First she started doing drugs. She couldn’t take the pain anymore.

In conclusion, one night Sarah left a note on her bed and she hanged herself in her bedroom. When her mom saw her, she couldn’t believe it. Sarah is one of many teens who commit suicide because of bullying.

By: Grecelda L. 


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