Things We Don’t Like to Talk About

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Maybe we can’t really help our kids….

The October 14 print issue of this newspaper featured the headline, “Transitional apartments offered in Vergennes,” about a shelter that’s helping the homeless to become independent. Directly beneath it was a story about the Charter House Coalition’s Community Supper. The sidebar directed readers to articles about local weddings, and a rubber ducky race fundraiser for Mt. Abraham High School’s fall musical.

At the very bottom of the front page, below the fold, under an enormous photo of a tractor crossing a field amidst glorious fall foliage, was the headline that many of us were really thinking about that week: “Mt. Abe rocked by student suicide.”

Click here to continue reading my latest “Faith in Vermont” column for The Addison Independent.

One response »

  1. Very well written, Faith. Like you, I didn’t know Olivee (as her friends and family called her), but she’s the daughter of someone I went to MUHS with and I know many others who did know her. This is a really interesting (and accurate) perspective and I hope people take your words to heart, I know I will. Thank you.

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