Oxford High Once Earned National Attention for a Mental Health Program

  • Oxford High School once celebrated its Student Mental Health Program.
  • The program allowed the students to share their struggles with the speakers and thank those who helped them.
  • Today the school mourns the loss of four students after a mass shooting.

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Four years before an Oxford High School student was charged with a mass shooting, the Michigan school was in the spotlight for a different reason — a student mental health program.

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Show “13 Reasons Why,” in which a high school student explains the causes of suicide on cassette tapes.

The Oxford High School programme, which was covered by ABC, CBS, NBC and other national outlets in 2017, allowed students to share their struggles around the 13-day megaphone and finish by thanking those who helped them during that time. Today.com reported that they talked about abusive relationships, harsh teammates, and bullying.

Today’s Oxford High School website shares links to some of the media coverage and highlights how students are opening up dialogue about suicide and making a global impact through media around the world. But a devastating warning now sits at the top of that webpage, in response to the November 30 shooting that killed four students and injured seven others.

“As we grapple with the horrific tragedy in our school community, we grieve the students who lost their lives and grieve for all those who have been injured and affected,” the warning read. “We appreciate the sincere outpouring of support we have received from across our community, state, and nation.”

Authorities are still investigating the shooting, but they said the suspect’s parents, Ethan Cromple, met school officials that morning. The school was “in contact” with Crumpley earlier about the class’s “related” behaviour. The 15-year-old was charged as an adult on four counts of first-degree murder and one count of terrorism.

The school and the superintendent’s office did not respond to a request for comment. Media coverage of “13 Reasons Why” appears to have stalled in 2017, although in 2019 the Detroit Free Press described a participant who became the “face” of the Netflix “Tell Them” campaign, encouraging people to seek help when needed. . .

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