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Suicide Awareness Month

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September being the month of Suicide Awareness, VHS joined together to support The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

This foundation helps to raise awareness, provide research and support anyone affected by suicide. Students sold shirts and wristbands, with proceeds going to the foundation.

Not only did students join together to raise money, the school was also able to run a school-wide Respect Week. This Respect Week was able to bring everyone together to create an even more safe environment to be in. It was also able to portray the importance of respecting others, especially your peers. These major events were able to show how a school can get together with the goal of creating a safe and happy space where everyone respects one another.

Suicide Awareness and respecting others does not stop there for VHS. On October 22, there was an Out of the Darkness Walk held at Verona Park.  Hundreds of people ready to make a difference even outside of Verona High School came together in this town-wide, county-wide event. The walk was a total success, raising almost $100,000. Everyone was able to join together to walk for this great cause. The selling of t-shirts by many organizations and by the teams of loved ones who were lost to suicide also helped contribute to the money raised.  Event organizers hope the positive impact of this walk is spreads even further and continues to make a difference.

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