Learning from the Brenden Tiggs Tragedy

On Sunday, Brenden Tiggs, an 18-year-old African American student at San Jose State, committed suicide in his dorm room. According to local media, his dad did not believe the coroner’s ruling, because his son was doing well and seemed happy. While it’s a topic we often don’t like to talk about, suicide rates for young men in the United States are especially troubling.

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What We Can Learn From the Tragic Death of Audrie Pott

The death last year of Audrie Pott, a 15-year old high school student in Saratoga, became an international story last week. Social media, sexual violence and alcohol are at the center of the storm once again. There are a myriad of lessons we can learn from this tragedy, along with steps schools, districts and families can consider to prevent these incidents from occurring in the future.

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