After teen’s suicide attempt, a Colorado teacher wrote letters to each student
Brittni Darras, a teacher from Colorado Springs, learned that one of her students tried to kill herself. She knew she had to do something about it.
According to Inspire More, Darras was in a parent/teacher conference when a woman approached her and revealed the reason why one of her students had stopped going to school.
The student’s mother told Darras that the police got a Safe 2 Tell report about the girl who deleted her social media accounts and wrote a couple of goodbye letters. They managed to stop her a couple of seconds before she committed suicide.
Darras admitted that it was the first time during her career as a teacher that she cried in front of a parent.
She asked if she could write a letter to the student as a way to make her feel better and the mother agreed. A couple of days later, she learned that the student was so happy that she cried.
The student confessed to being surprised as she didn’t know somebody would say such nice things about her and that someone would miss her if she was gone. Darras realized that even the smallest gesture could save a life.
The next thing she did was writing letters to her students (more than 100) describing their positive aspects and why they were special and unique.
Even though it is impossible to measure, her actions could have saved the lives of those students who believed that nobody cared for them and were considering committing suicide.
It was not the first time that Darras proved to have a wonderful heart as she had done something similar in the past. When she learned that one of her students had shaved her hair to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, she did the same.
One of the most impressive aspects of it was that she did it in front of a big group of students. The Bald for Bucks campaign raised almost $30,000.