When I see this tweet, I get a sick feeling I’m the pit of my stomach. The way I read this, is, “Kids are killing themselves in #AISD,” and if Meagan, the counseling coordinator for secondary education is sending up #flares like this in #ATX it must be bad, because she’s polished
Does anyone realize that #Suicides in the schools are not reported in the news? They are very #confidential Why? They are #minors AND school officials are trying to prevent #copycat #suicides.
Yep, when kids hear about #Suicide they think about doing it too. Kids in the #ATX are in trouble. This isn’t Meagan talking. This is me. I know what #mentalhealth crisis means.
When I read this tweet I think kids in #Aisd are #dying. You know how kids kill themselves? They hang themselves, they overdose, they jump off high buildings, they jump from moving cars. It’s horrible.
I know, because I spent years in the #schools as a counselor. I got the gray hair to prove it. I know what kids do to #suicide, because I lost many a night’s sleep trying to prevent them from doing these things. #Aisd needs help.
I don’t know where the help comes from. #TXlegislators. They are worried about #CriticalRaceTheory and preventing #abortions ?
Hey, what about the #kids we’ve already got. We gotta deal with them. They’re here in #TX in #Atx. A lot of them are poor. They are #Fosterkids, their parents are #Incarcerated, or #dead. The need is big. It’s overwhelming. I used to be responsible for keeping 300 teenagers ALIVE
You got these #teachers, #counselors and #coaches quitting by the droves in #AISD. Why? The responsibility on them is huge. At this point they can make more money waiting tables at #Chilis. #Education in #ATX and #TX needs help!
And I’m mad at the media too. Yes, okay, #Texas looks like a backward ass state. But, how about all the people who are trying to help? People in #Education are working themselves to the bone here.
How about investigating #mentalhealth services in this state? Every child/adolescent bed in every #psychiatric #hospital is full right now. If you’ve got a #suicidal kid on your hands, there is no place to send them. #HELP
Meagan is asking for help. Where does the help come from? My mom would say, “The Lord.” I’ll keep praying. Meanwhile, I suggest to #Texasleg institute a #draft. Everybody must do a three month #tourofduty in some #Texas school.
How about we start crowdfunding or #GoFundMe pages for the schools. Last time I I heard, #AustinHigh doesn’t have a Geometry teacher?! Who needs Geometry? Education needs #MONEY
I am no longer in the schools, because I didn’t have the intestinal fortitude for it. I was getting too old to have 300-400 childrens’s lives depending on me. God bless the #TX #Educators who are still at it. I’m trying to get #HELP @rcallimachi @AoDespair any ideas?

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Uscgoodwin

Uscgoodwin Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!