From Board Member Mitchell Gold – Tyler Clementi Foundation.
I am writing in response to “NC’s child suicide nearly doubled in a decade” (March 20).
In the face of this terrible news, a glimmer of hope is that suicide and its risk factors are absolutely preventable. Resources, such as the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s #Day1 program, can help stop bullying before it begins.
In addition to protecting young people in our schools, churches should also be places where everyone is welcome and safe and LGBTQ children are never told that being gay is a sin.
It is shocking we have lost so many of our children, yet it’s not too late to prevent bullying or suicide in order to save lives.