Kensington Teen Recognized By National Alliance on Mental Illness
According to a report from Seacoast Online, an Exeter High School student, Seth Noyes, has been recognized by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness for his work training his peers on their CONNECT program, which trains people on the signs of suicide. He received the Youth Leadership Award with two other teens from NH.
Seth, at the young age of 17, has dedicated his life to help people who are suicidal. Last September, Seth got a text from his ex-girlfriend who received a text from a friend of hers that said, "....your not going to have to deal with me anymore." Seth arrived to find the girl with a deep cut. Seth stopped the bleeding with a tourniquet and now the girl is alive.
This is a person who cares enough not only to spring in to action like he did, but also to come out publicly and talk about it. So many people are in need and if we all just took the time to know the signs of suicide, we could save someone's life.
Here are the signs from the NAMI.org website. If you know someone who may be at risk, reach out to them. It could save their life.