Parkland complains about 2 student suicides a year after the shooting of Stoneman Douglas. Now parents are called to be alert
Leaders of society urge parents everywhere to be vigilant and proactive in talking with their children about the trauma. She survived the attack on Valentine's Day 2018, killing 17 people at the Florida School – including 14 students and three employees.
Aiello, a student at the Atlantic University of Florida, suffered from the guilt of the survivor and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Then on Saturday, more tragedy struck Parkland when a second student died in what the police described as "obvious suicide."
The student who is not publicly identified is a student at Stoneham Douglas Hai. It is unclear under what circumstances the student has died or whether the apparent suicide is related to last year's slaughter.
Parents: "We have to accept this seriously"
"Unfortunately, we learned that survivors of a traumatic event such as school shooting carry with them many guilt, anxiety, pressure, depression," said Ryan Petty, whose daughter Alina Five was killed in last year's shooting.
students were offered resources after shooting, including consultation options. But he says that sometimes there are stigmas associated with getting help, or that students simply pretend to be OK. "So, unfortunately, some students do not take advantage of these options, and some parents do not understand that the risks of anxiety and anxiety depression in a post-traumatic environment such as shooting at school," said Petty.
"So our message is parents who have to accept this seriously We have to take this in our own hands … Regardless of your proximity to the building and whether you saw the terrible events of that day, 17 people and injured 17 people, you are part of a school community and this community suffers.
Cindy Arenberg Selcer, Chair of the Child Services Council in the county of Broward, also attended the meeting on Sunday
"One of the things I heard parents and children say nobody is interested and they just want to continue our lives. I really want to know that's not true, "she said." I just left a room full of 60 people who came in a moment on Sunday afternoon to show how much they care. "said that peer-to-peer communication can be a powerful tool as teenagers may not turn to their parents as a primary resource.
This may include the use of Instagram, Snapchat or any other method that could "
MSD students use their experience to help others
In an example of such a network, MSD students themselves have been reaching beyond their own community to help other people who are experiencing trauma