James Rogers, 16, Dies by Suicide After Incessand Bullying
by Kevin Caruso
July 17, 2004 -- James Rogers, 16, from Wrexham, England, was bullied so badly that his parents had to transfer him to a different school.
"He was coming home with bruises and his clothes torn," said John, his father.
"It came to the stage where he would skip lessons [to avoid school]."
One day James left school because of the bullying and told his mother that he would kill himself if
he had to go back.
His father and mother immediately transferred him, and he seemed to be doing well for
the first few months at the new school.
But one day James ran into one of the bullies from his old school and became horrified that the bullying would begin again.
He died by suicide the next day.
James left a suicide note that said, "Life is not worth living."
James was probably suffering from depression, and depression is the number one cause for suicide.
And the schools that James went to did nothing to stop the bullying.
Bullying is always very serious, and all schools should have zero-tolerance anti-bullying policies in place.
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Bullying and Suicide
Also, students who feel depressed or suicidal must be able to speak up at school.
But for them to speak up, they need to have enough knowledge about depression and suicide to know what it is that they are experiencing, and
they must be in an environment where they feel comfortable to ask for help.
That is why all schools should have a suicide prevention program.
You may obtain a suicide prevention program for your school right here at Suicide.org - and it is free.
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Free Suicide Prevention Program for Schools
If you are a student, talk with your principal about starting a suicide prevention program.
You can print some of the pages of this website and bring it to him or her.
If you are a teacher or and administrator, you have a suicide prevention program right
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Every school needs a suicide prevention program.
And suicide is always urgent. So please do not delay.
Please start a suicide prevention program in your school as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.
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