at least say something simple
âWelcome back.â ï± The class also could even let a very brave volunteer speak for the class to formally welcome your teacher back. Or the volunteer could present the card. ï± Show your good behavior; use your best listening skills. Help your teacher out; it will be a tough day. ï± Smile! Some teachers will return quickly to teaching; others will discuss their grief. There is no single right way. What If Your Teacher Cries? ï± You do not have to do anything but be patient. ï± Your class could have a brave volunteer designated to offer comfort by saying something simple
âWeâre supporting you.â ï± The student closest to the tissue box should take the box to the teacher. This shows the class cares and says itâs okay to cry. ï± At the end of class students might individually offer brief words of comfort or encouragement (âItâs okay to get upset.â or âIâm glad you are back.â). ï± Your teacher may be embarrassed by crying
but crying can be very helpful. ï± If your teacher is having a really bad day
let your guidance counselor or other staff member know. SUICIDE Myths and Facts About Suicide Source: Association of California School Administrators (1995) Myth: People who talk about suicide donât commit suicide. Fact: Most people who commit suicide have given clues of some type to one or more people. It is not safe to assume that someone talking about suicide will not attempt it; the majority of those who attempt suicide have stated their intent to someone. Myth: Suicide happens without warning. Fact: While explicit verbal warnings are not always given
there are clues ahead of time. The difficulty is that not everyone recognizes the signs and symptoms that would alert him/her to the possibility of suicide. Myth: Suicidal people are fully intent on dying. Fact: Rather than specifically wanting to die
students who attempt/commit suicide often do so simply because they have exhausted their coping skills and see no other options for relief from pain. Myth: Once suicidal
a person is suicidal forever. Fact: Preoccupation with suicidal thoughts is usually time-limited. Most young people who work through a suicidal crisis can go on to lead healthy lives.