Community Lets Students Know They Matter | WCSH6

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Talk about starting your day off on the right foot; community members in Bath lined the sidewalks to the Morse High School Friday morning with signs of encouragement for students, telling them they matter.

This comes after a survey revealed 49% of students said they thought they didn’t matter in their community.

The Midcoast Community Alliance organized the event. It’s a suicide prevention group made up of different community organizations, including mental health care agencies and law enforcement. The group said it wants to remind students they’re important.

“I hope other communities can start a conversation around what our students are facing and around suicide and start to bring more awareness and education” Jamie Dorr with MCA said. “Really just get in front of it and be more proactive not reactive”.

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