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Best-selling author visits CISD for community forum on suicide awareness (with video)

On Tuesday, Teen Mental Health and Suicide Crisis Intervention expert Jeff Yalden visits Coppell High School to talk to parents about suicide awareness. He keeps his audience entertained by asking questions throughout the night.

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

On Tuesday night, Coppell ISD brought light to the issue of suicide by bringing in awareness speaker Jeff Yalden for National Suicide Prevention Month.   Parents entered the CHS auditorium to learn about the topic and how to deal with it in situations that may arise.   Jeff Yalden...

Damaging, unrealistic portrayals of mental health in “13 Reasons Why”

The Netflix original television show “13 Reasons Why” tells the story of a girl who leaves behind 13 tapes explaining why she commited suicide. The show’s protagonist, Clay Jensen, is featured on one of the tapes.

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, killing nearly 45,000 Americans annually. Despite this, the Netflix original show “13 Reasons Why,” which correlates with an increase in the number of times people searched “how to commit suicide” by 26 percent, has a second se...

Being happy requires more than smiles

Being happy requires more than smiles

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

November 5, 2016

A good start to the week is very important and everyone starts their week in differently. Last week, I started my week by locking myself in my car at 11 p.m. and screaming from a stress-induced panic attack. This was not a new thing either. Social anxiety disorders affect 6.8 percent of the U....