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  |  June 17, 2019

    Frum Girl Found Dead in UK

    The death of a teenage frum Jewish girl in a derelict building in Manchester is no longer being treated as murder, police have said. Full Story

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    Such a tragedy!
    Guest
    Such a tragedy!

    Ad Mosai! Baruch Dayan Haemet

    Terrible
    Guest
    Terrible

    When will this end

    BDE
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    BDE

    Omg! Tragic! Please Hashem heal the family. Mashiach247 now!

    Tragic
    Guest
    Tragic

    So sorry for her family

    Bde
    Guest
    Bde

    Insane

    So sad. BD"E
    Guest
    So sad. BD"E

    We must find a way to help all our children. Kids need to be heard. If you can’t help, get them profession help. Find them mentors.
    More than anything kids need to know that someone specific is there 24/7 and will hear them out.
    Sending hugs to her family and friends.
    There’s nothing else than losing a child. So so sorry for all of you (and us. We are all feeling the pain)

    BDE
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    BDE

    We are all sharing in ur pain!

    G-t in himmel!
    Guest
    G-t in himmel!

    Ad mosai? May her family be comforted! Stay strong!

    BDE
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    BDE

    Breaks my heart to hear this. Let’s each do a mitzvah to hasten the arrival of Moshiach.
    It’s too much!!
    Dayainu!!

    Agreed!! AD MOSAI???
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    Agreed!! AD MOSAI???

    Lets all do 1 xtra mitzva in memory of Sara……….

    Mental Health Awareness
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    Mental Health Awareness

    Unfortunately, this is not the first death of this kind in Jewish High Schools in England. IIRC, this is probably the 4th death of this type. Mental Health is a serious issue which many of us treat lightly and choose to ignore thinking it’s either insignificant or have a “this will never happen to me” attitude. Lessons and sessions on the seriousness of Mental Health and how to live life mentally healthy should be provided for in all schools.

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    It was not murder. Unfortunately the system to protect the under 25s is very inadequate. She went to Beis Yaakov, and it’s been said by one of her friends, that she hated school. Schools have to recognise the signs, STOP overloading students and just listen to them and provide a safe place where they can be heard. This is the second of such events in less than a year in the same neighbourhood. Very tragic ! BDE 😓😭

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    I wasn’t aware that mental health problems are only an issue in England

    Re 13
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    Re 13

    I assume you aren’t making a joke about this issue so please read what i wrote carefully, ” Lessons and sessions on the seriousness of Mental Health and how to live life mentally healthy should be provided for in all schools.”

    Thank you

    Re 13
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    Re 13

    Please read my post carefully. Especially the last line

    Teacher in england
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    Teacher in england

    All the Jewish high schools in england take mental health seriously and have all sorts of safeguards amd sessions in place. She did not go to BJ but to Yavneh , a frum stream of the KD schools where there ample state money and resources to pour into suicide prevention and mental health sessions,

    To #16
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    To #16

    She was orginally in BJ and recently switched since she did not do well on her exams. #12 is right. All adults in education, especially teachers like #16 are obligated to wake up to reality now. Stop overloading students. English GCSEs ( or NY Regents) are not the determining factor of a happy life in contrast to the way every English high school teacher thinks it is. This is the result of the way you teach and pressure our precious teenagers, our future. And this is what can happen as a result. Stop looking to pass the blame and absolve… Read more »

    Theres no way to know a teen's inner turmoil
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    Theres no way to know a teen's inner turmoil

    As a result of school pressure and uncaring teachers.
    Teachers! Please build true caring relationships with EVERY one of your students! Talk to them! Get to really know them- their likes and dislikes, not just their acedemic aspects!
    You can make a real difference if you care enough to show them that you care!

    English Educational System
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    English Educational System

    Interestingly, in Britain they have a far more sophisticated and thorough system for student safeguarding and mental health awareness. Indeed, something to be desired in the USA.
    Unfortunately, however people sometimes do not know the extent of bad feelings that teens that they are in contact with have. No matter how caring the teacher, they can underestimate what is going on.

    how you can help
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    how you can help

    Here are some ways you can help- if your a teacher by implementing these concepts, or if you dont teach then by sharing these with teachers:

    Be like Mr. Jensen
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4p5286T_kn0

    From The Rebbe:
    How to see your students:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R3q5Yyq-AQI&index=3&t=0s&list=PLybiLakVppIJNcEm1Lj35XezbxWGPPtjV

    Do you speak about your students like this?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B4nbOW2F6kc&index=1&list=PLybiLakVppIJNcEm1Lj35XezbxWGPPtjV

    When a student says I hate School
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    When a student says I hate School

    And then gives legitimate reasons, like she studies so much but still fails tests (or in general feels like a failure in school), or that the classmates arent nice to her, or similar things, do you ignore her and say ”thats life” or do you support her and help her through the issues one by one? For those who don’t help her through the issues, watch out you may just unwittingly be causing another tragedy chas vshalom

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