Gilbert students form a mental health group after their classmates commit suicide

Students at Gilbert High School come together to create a more welcoming environment after the suicide deaths of two classmates.

Seniors Ben Melody and Adelaide Searls and juniors, Alison Foogery and Jack Hackett, said their school had resources such as counseling and reminders about helpline numbers. But they said they had to do more for mental health after Gilbert lost two students to suicide in recent years: Nolan Clewell, 16, in November 2021, and Henry Owen, 17, in September 2020.

“Nobody was going to do that for us,” Melody said.

“We knew this had to be personal to what Gilbert is,” he said. “Our students for our students.”

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