Content Warning: Depression, Suicide, Mental Health, Victim Blaming, Bullying I drew a number line on a piece of paper as I tried to explain the concept of an absolute value to a student from Chester Children’s Chorus, whom I tutor math to.
“Stop. This is dangerous.” This reply appeared on YikYak beneath a message criticizing the bodies of three members of the women’s basketball team, who were identified by name in the message. The comment had ten upvotes. The reply had four downvotes. YikYak
Kaitlyn Ramirez’s story is more than just narrative, it’s a call to action. Today, she proudly discussed her history with depression and self harm with me. Her story emphasizes the basic importance of kindness that you would think we would have learned