A recent string of teenage suicide in Woodstock, Ontario has resulted in hundreds of students walking out of class on Tuesday morning.
The motive was to raise awareness about their concerns over the issue and there are now calls for a mental health curriculum to be included by the local board of education.
According to the Woodstock Police Chief there were 36 individuals who have disclosed suicidal thoughts or tried to commit suicide in Oxford County.
Officials say they’re working to ensure that they have enough resources to deal with the onslaught of calls to crisis lines, but high school students say they aren’t seeing the effects.
Students made their way to the town square after leaving classes this morning to voice their concerns. There are demands on social media for more hospital beds and more readily available crisis counsellors.
Five students in Woodstock have taken their lives since February.