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Health & Fit Denver Mom Says Her Nine-Year-Old Boy Killed Himself After Homophobic Bullying at School

17:32  28 august  2018
17:32  28 august  2018 Source:   time.com

A 9-Year-Old Colorado Boy's Death by Suicide Highlights the Challenges Facing LGBTQ Kids

  A 9-Year-Old Colorado Boy's Death by Suicide Highlights the Challenges Facing LGBTQ Kids Jamel Myles was found dead of suicide just days after his mom said he came out as gay to his classmates, the Denver Post reports. The Colorado boy joins a tragic number of children who have faced bullying before taking their own lives.Jamel Myles was found dead of suicide just days after his mom said he came out as gay to his classmates, the Denver Post reports. Myles, who had come out to his family over the summer, reportedly faced significant bullying from his classmates as he began the new school year.

A nine - year - old boy in Denver , Colorado took his own life last week after being bullied by classmates for coming out as gay. Leia Pierce found her son, Jamel Myles Jamel reportedly told Pierce’s older daughter that his classmates had reacted to his disclosure with cruelty, telling him to “ kill himself .”

A nine - year - old boy has killed himself after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school in Denver , Colorado, his mother says . Leia Pierce told KDVR-TV that her son, Jamel Myles, revealed to her over the summer that he was gay. She said Jamel wanted to go to school and tell his classmates

Sad young teenage girl in the night city.© kieferpix—iStockphoto/Getty Images Sad young teenage girl in the night city. The boy had recently come out to his classmates as gay

A nine-year-old boy in Denver, Colorado took his own life last week after being bullied by classmates for coming out as gay.

Leia Pierce found her son, Jamel Myles, in their home on Thursday, just four days after he had come out as gay to his classmates at the beginning of the new school year, Denver-based KDVR reports. Jamel reportedly told Pierce’s older daughter that his classmates had reacted to his disclosure with cruelty, telling him to “kill himself.”

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A nine - year - old boy has taken his own life after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school , his mother has said . Leia Pierce said her son, Jamel Myles, told her over the summer he was gay and wanted to tell his classmates at his school in Denver , Colorado because he was proud of his

She says he killed himself after being bullied . "Four days is all it took at school . I could just imagine what they said to him. My son told my oldest daughter "We should have accountability for bullying . I think the child should because the child knows it's wrong, because the child wouldn't want someone to

“My child died because of bullying. My baby killed himself,” said Pierce, The Denver Post on Monday. “He didn’t deserve this.”

Pierce said that her son had recently come out as gay to family members over the summer. “He went to school and said he was gonna tell people he’s gay because he’s proud of himself,” Pierce told KDVR.

Grief counselors were made available to students, teachers, and staff at Joe Shoemaker Elementary School, where Jamel was a fourth grader, the Post reports, while principle Christine Fleming sent letters to families addressing the tragedy. On Monday, Fleming held a classroom meeting with parents to discuss the incident.

“It’s always tough when a little one takes his life,” Denver Public Schools spokesperson Will Jones said. “We have our crisis team there.”

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She says he killed himself after being bullied . "Four days is all it took at school . I could just imagine what they said to him. My son told my oldest daughter "We should have accountability for bullying . I think the child should because the child knows it's wrong, because the child wouldn't want someone to

Breaking News 9 - year - old Denver boy dies by suicide after being bullied at school , mother says , CBS and Yahoo A Denver mom says her 9 - year - old son died by

According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, the number of American children hospitalized for contemplating or attempting suicide has doubled in less than a decade, with the most significant jump among adolescents and during the school year.

If you or someone you know may be contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or click here for more resources.

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Just about everyone has had some encounter with a bully in his or her life and knows all too well how truly awful it is to be the target of someone’s intentional malice and cruelty. But regardless of whether someone was bullied or even inflicted the bullying behavior, one of the most important ways to combat bullying is to simply understand why bullies feel the need to behave that way in the first place. According to Joel Haber, Ph.D., a counselor, bullying expert, and author of Bullyproof Your Child for Life, bullying is borne out of a complex combination of nature and nurture.

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