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‘Say No To Suicide, Yes To Life’

Celebrate life, it’s precious and as humans we have no right to take our lives given to us by God, says Tailevu North College headgirl Koleta Vere. Miss Vere was
19 Sep 2015 09:51
‘Say No To Suicide, Yes To Life’

Celebrate life, it’s precious and as humans we have no right to take our lives given to us by God, says Tailevu North College headgirl Koleta Vere.

Miss Vere was among the 700 students who marched together with their teachers and college staff yesterday through Korovou in Tailevu North during the National Discourse on Suicide Prevention Day yesterday. She urged her schoolmates not to encourage and think about suicide because her sister tried to take her life a few years ago.

“My sister tried committing suicide some years back, but we managed to save her, took her to the hospital and today we are thankful to God for saving her,” Miss Vere said.

“When pain exceeds, suicidal feelings are the result, but there are always ways to cope with that.”

She urged people to think before taking action and to seek help.

“There is counselling available and even sharing your feeling with someone can help you cope with the pain.

“We must think that there are so many other lives connected to our lives. Please it is a humble request. Don’t think about ending your life because you will not be here to see what others go through when they lose you. Life is a gift by God. We must live it to the fullest and let nature take its cause.”

Teacher and the co-ordinator for the school’s suicide prevention programme, Waisiki Koroivulavou said he always encouraged his students to have a goal.

“God has plans for everyone and as individuals, we need to have a purpose in life, so let’s all say no to suicide.”

The school marked the National Discourse on Suicide Prevention Day yesterday with a march, poetry competition, drama, songs and messages against suicide.

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