In the wake of tragedies in Palo Alto, our community and the national media have found various outlets to express their opinions on the schools’ failure to mitigate student stress. Even though it is easy to point to a single cause, we must avoid generalizations and maintain our willingness to improve through constructive feedback.
The Paly Voice would like to acknowledge our teachers for addressing the issue of suicide and mental health, offering emotional support and making academic accommodations for students who may have been affected by the recent tragedy in our community.
Although our community has proposed and implemented measures for changes that have increased suicide awareness and the importance of emotional health, there are several other key suggestions that The Paly Voice would like to bring to light in the need for suicide prevention within our community.
After the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook, the Paly Voice believes legislators should be taking a second look at gun regulation in the U.S. and in the next few days we hope Congress will make some or all of the changes we believe need to be made.