Sunday, March 8, 2015

An Observation

While attending the musical production at North Allegheny High School this past weekend, I noticed that there were posters in the Men's Rooms (and the Women's Rooms as well, as confirmed by Mrs. Grandstander) that urged students to make use of their school guidance office and the school counselors if you, a student, were experiencing or involved in any of the following:

  • Having thoughts of suicide
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • Experiencing physical, mental, or sexual abuse at home, church, or school
  • Unplanned pregnancy
I would be naive and foolish to state that these conditions did not exist back when I was a high school student, but they sure were not talked about like this, and I salute NA, and, presumably, all school districts for being open about these topics and making sure that students know that help is available to them.

It also makes me realize that being a parent has to be one of the hardest jobs in the world.  God bless all of you parents out there.

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