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 thought on “Things We Don’t Like to Talk About

  1. heather

    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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