The Plymouth School Corporation is grieving the tragic loss of a high school student. According to the corporation, Plymouth High School junior David Bacon Jr., took his life Sunday, Sept. 20.
The following was posted by the corporation on its Facebook page.
“It is with great sadness we share this news with our PCSC family. One of our own Plymouth High School juniors, David Bacon Jr., took his life last night.
As with any tragedy, we want you to know we will help each other deal with the strong emotions of a death of this type. It is important that we as a school corporation stick together to deal with this loss.
Today many of our students and staff may feel upset, shocked, angry, frustrated, or even just numb. It is important to remember that each of us may react differently and we must respect each person’s reactions.
Some of our students may feel the need to talk to someone to help sort out their reactions and feelings; we have a team of grief counselors and clergy on hand at both the high school and the junior high school where David’s siblings attend.
September is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and is often the result of mental health conditions that people when they are most vulnerable. – See more at:https://www.nami.org/suicideawarenessmonth/hp…
I’m in crisis or am experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts: National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
I’m looking for more information, referrals or support: NAMI HelpLine 800-950-NAMI (6264)
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.
Our hearts go out to the Bacon family and to all of David’s friends.”