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concerned

Dayton, OH

#1 Jan 9, 2008
I was shocked and heartbroken to hear that another one of our Darke county youths took their life this week. As I look at her school picture in the obituaries of todays paper, and see the smile on her face, I wonder, what could be so horrible that this child, Sarah Whittaker, felt she had no other alternitive? When my older son attended high school, there was a boy that had commited suicide. To me this is a tradgedy! These kids need to realize that no matter what the circumstance at home, they will not be there forever.. or if its a mistake theyve made or a substance abuse problem, or whatever it is, there is help. There are answers to their problems. I think parents today need to talk to their children about this, not just once, but now and then. And the schools need to have discussions about this. Maybe, if one child is feeling hopeless and reaches out to someone, then this would be one less young person we have lost. As a community, I think we need to address this and even work together with Greenville Schools to save these children. We cant brush this under the rug. These are our children, they have got to know that there is someone to listen and that there are solutions... What a sad thing to happen
Me too

Dayton, OH

#2 Jan 12, 2008
It is so sad when kids think that things were that bad that they have to take their life.
concerned

Dayton, OH

#3 Jan 14, 2008
As parents, I think, we really need to listen to our kids, also, take time to talk to them and see whats on their minds. Make sure they are ok, or at least as ok as a teen can be. Teenagers tend to be very moody anyway, so I have always tried to instill in my children that you cant ever give up, there is always tomorow and that you have to fight to keep your head above the water. There is always going to be hard times and heartache, but we have to teach our children survival skills so that they can overcome the feeling of hopelessness. Its so hard to read kids, whats normal sadness and whats a danger flag..I truely feel for the parents of this child and am fulley aware that sometimes there is no way to keep these kids safe.
ex-Greenville Teen

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Jun 11, 2008
Suicide happens everywhere, the amount of teen suicide is actually pretty normal. In one small town in the US, there was a string of teen suicides.
I think Greenville needs to focus more on teen pregnancy than suicide. When I attended Greenville, I knew about FORTY girls pregnant! They might still be living but what kind of life will they live if they are expected to be parents when they don't even know how to live on their own? The Abstinence-only sex ed is apparently not working so why not education on safe sex since it is apparent that majority of the teens in Greenville are not going to save themselves for marriage.
interested

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Jun 19, 2008
well now I dont think its only the girls to blame here. Someone is getting these girls pregnant! Maybe the boys also need to learn about condoms. To act like its one focus over another is ridiculous. Though teen pregnancy is growing daily, they are about as educated as they can be. Schools are giving out birth control now. What else do you think can be done? Thers aids commercials on about every hour on one channel or another. Its obvious you are not a parent.
Kimberly

Magnolia, TX

#6 Jul 29, 2008
I knew her and it had a lot to do w/ step mom and some to do with friends. So before you judge I think you should look. Crazy step mom w/issues of her own! "Ask her"!!!! COOK COO! She "step mom stop taking her meds! I'm just saying manic is not the best dx and she wasn't taking her's. Now Sarah is dead!! There are the facts and She got her way in the room! Thank gosh she got to burn the house down too!!! Well thank you god for her. If not for you coo coo! I guess sarah would be here.
call the cops

Conroe, TX

#7 May 11, 2009
Why would Allen and new wife change her whole room and then go out of town w/in a month! Her room turned into the new office! Her mother may not be the best but I rather have her than a manic that dosen't take her meds use to be an Amish???? Ya get a choice AMISH or everyone else I guess her step mom couldn't chose! A Lt of both! Now sara is dead!
call the cops

Conroe, TX

#8 May 11, 2009
look it up w/in a month her room was turned into an office and her dad and stepmom went on a romantic vacation w/out Jacob!!!!!!!!!! Left him there alone where she dide afteer cleaning house his room step mom and dad and being grounded for 3 months.
call the cops

Conroe, TX

#9 May 11, 2009
Sarah is Dead because of step-mom and dad! If ya only knew
orange blossoms

Maineville, OH

#10 May 12, 2009
why would u bring this up again? it happened over a year ago? please don't get on and start the bashing wars, it's jus makes things more ugly. please no one post after me, let this girl rest so her family doesn't get on here and see all the shit people will say. thanks
pissed off person

Maineville, OH

#11 May 17, 2009
orange blossoms wrote:
why would u bring this up again? it happened over a year ago? please don't get on and start the bashing wars, it's jus makes things more ugly. please no one post after me, let this girl rest so her family doesn't get on here and see all the shit people will say. thanks
u should take your own advise and stop writing about people
Heartbroken

Maineville, OH

#12 May 28, 2009
I lost a child over a year ago to suicide, There where no signs when I left for work he was fine when I came home I found him gone, There are not always signs, after further research we found his girlfriend had broke up with him and she was aware he was going to take his life he told her, But it was not reported to anyone now hes gone and she has moved on with her life and living with someone already. Suicide is a serious thing its around us everywhere in all age we need to put a stop to it I am trying to start a suicide prevention program And those who have lost someone need to talk about it without someone judging them. I feel the pain every day.
her aunt

Conroe, TX

#13 Nov 9, 2009
ASK her dad and STEP MOTHER!They quickly changed her room to an office and went on vacation! Her step mother has a deeper pass then her mother! Sara didn't hang herself. Her dad Allen not either Yes sad! I love and miss her! So u need to look back and ask why maybe your son knows?
sad

Sparta, KY

#14 Nov 11, 2009
her aunt wrote:
ASK her dad and STEP MOTHER!They quickly changed her room to an office and went on vacation! Her step mother has a deeper pass then her mother! Sara didn't hang herself. Her dad Allen not either Yes sad! I love and miss her! So u need to look back and ask why maybe your son knows?
sorry for the lost it is sad,but why do you think she did not do it ?and if her daad didnt than are you saying maybe the step mom did ?i never heard of this untill today when i read it here today.did the police investage this ?why did they change her bedroom to a office ?where was the girl suppose to sleep ?please i dont mean to be nosie but the story is so sketchy that i dont understand .and my prairs will be with you .
kim

Conroe, TX

#15 Dec 15, 2009
NO IM SAYING ASK NEW MOM > THEY WERE ALLWAYS W?HER!
DAD DRIVES A TRUCK! SO????? ADULT CHILD CHILD YOU GUESS!!!!!!!! and she has mental issuses!
kim

Conroe, TX

#16 Dec 15, 2009
STEP MOMMY!!!!!!
everyday friend

Cleveland, OH

#17 Jun 8, 2010
kim wrote:
STEP MOMMY!!!!!!
How would anyone know what was going through her head when this happened? i mean really i think you are going a little over board... We can sit here and say maybe its cause of her step mom, or her father, or her bio mom who picked a different life style, and was not a good role model to look up to... could have been a lot of different reasons.... all we need to do is stop pointing fingers at whos at fault and morn the loss of someone who was very close and dear to our hearts.... let's let her rest in peace and stop bashing one another.. the damage is done and nothing we can do or SAY now is going to bring her back to us..... RIP Sarah
josie

Fairfield, OH

#18 Oct 25, 2010
I stumbled across this and am appalled by the lack of compassion and judgement towards this girl's family. I don't know the circumstances of her family life and even if I did, I would not be so cruel to cast blame on people who are probably already questioning themself over the death. The guilt survivors of suicide endure is overwhelming and to try to add to it is shameful.
kimberly

Conroe, TX

#19 Nov 3, 2010
Sarah was grounded for 3 months (4 What)? and then she had to clean Jacobs rooom bathroom and step moms shit. allen off driving truck while crazy step mom bipoliar and lonly having sex w/jacob...... oh so he found her or did she find them?
kimberly

Conroe, TX

#20 Nov 3, 2010
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