Maria Escude-Reifler is a Marriage and Family Therapist and has been a teacher and educational consultant through out the United States for over 35 years.
This video “Shelter from the Storm” is owned by John X Carey
“I don’t know what I want to do with my life.”
When John and his friend got together they told me, “We‘ve tried once, we could try again to commit suicide.” They were only fifth graders.
“I feel ugly. Everyone makes fun of me. I don’t want to come to school,” those are the words of crying second grader, Marisol.
When I offered a free program to help with the bullying problem in her elementary school, the principal told me, “We have no time to deal with all the emotions that our children bring to school. We only have time for academics. Teachers need to comply with district directions. We need every minute to prepare students for the tests.”
“Help!” our children are shouting with their actions.
In 2011 there were 38,000 suicides in the United States, mostly children under the age of 16.