Darian Gerald shares story for suicide prevention day


September 13, 2018

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Darian Gerald (right) shared her story about her struggles with mental health at Wrangell High School last Monday. The 10th of September is "World Suicide Prevention Day," and Gerald told her story to members of the Wrangell community to encourage them to reach out to one another and seek help should they need it.

Wrangell High School held an assembly last Monday afternoon for a special guest. September 10 is "Suicide Prevention Day," and the entire month of September is dedicated to suicide prevention. Darian Gerald came to the high school to talk to students, as well as parents and staff members in the crowd, about her own story.

"I've actually only ever shared this story with my mom, my therapist, and my husband," she said.

Gerald is an alumnus of Wrangell High School, having graduated in 2015. She said that her struggles with mental health began a few months into her freshman year. She and some o...

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