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Manning High student council shines light on suicide prevention

BY SHELBIE GOULDING shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 9/25/19
Manning High School Student Council set out on a mission to make as many people smile as possible to shine a light on suicide prevention on Thursday, Sept. 12. "They [Student Council] wanted to bring light to suicide prevention because it's not …

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Manning High student council shines light on suicide prevention

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Manning High School Student Council set out on a mission to make as many people smile as possible to shine a light on suicide prevention on Thursday, Sept. 12.

"They [Student Council] wanted to bring light to suicide prevention because it's not something that's talked about at our school," said Tara Dozier, student council adviser at MHS.

Dozier said it was a group effort to come up with the mission, and they made a video to share even more smiles.

In the video, the council members made comments to students and faculty members saying they were beautiful and complimented them.

They also gave them "happy bags" that were filled with yellow candy and a happy, positive note.

Reactions were priceless as students and faculty members were shocked and grinning in the video.

"It was something they were very passionate about," Dozier said.

The Student Council plans to make more mental health initiatives for Manning High School to change the stigma behind the issue.

To see the video, visit Manning High School Student Council page on Facebook or Instagram.