13 Reasons Why NOT

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On May 1, a group of Oxford High School students took a risk and launched the 13 Reason Why NOT initiative. For 13 consecutive school days, a student shares over the loud speaker his or her most painful struggle that had some of them considering suicide BUT then finishes by thanking those who gave hope and helped them get through their darkest moments.

The stories shared have opened dialogue about suicide and already proven to give courage, hope, and resources for help to other students who have been silently sitting in pain.