Mental health issues happen everywhere; not only at Bay High School, but all over Bay Village for a number of reasons. And the only thing anybody can do is get help.
Mental Health issues are big, particularly with teens. Mental Health is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being. Mental Illness, if left untreated, may turn into depression, which could lead to suicide. In fact, suicide is the #1 cause of death for adolescents ages 10-19, according to the Life Act Organization. Suicide rates have also risen 136% for children ages 10-14 since 2010 worldwide. Mr. Dougherty, a health teacher at BHS, has known students who have commited suicide. He says that suicide comes from a “temporary problem that turns into a permanent solution. What was ‘in the moment’ that was horrible, should’ve been given a day. Coping and management skills are why we need professionals and that’s how we can get better at management.”.
Mrs. Frock, the BHS counselor, says there are multiple ways of getting help for these issues. Talking to a counselor, like herself, or any trusted adult and/or teachers are some ways. The Bay Family Services is also a primary source one could get help from: call 440-617-7416.
Mental Health is an issue in Bay, just as it is everywhere else in the world. But, that doesn’t mean that it is a helpless cause. Some people in Bay struggle with mental illness, and there are some students who have commited suicide because of it. A counselor, trusted teachers or adults, and the Bay Family Services, provide help for people who may be struggling. Getting help is the best way to deal with mental health.