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I'VE

HAD

ENOUGH

OFYOUR MEDDLING INMY AFFAIRS!


I KNOW IT'S HARO.

BELIEVE ME ... I HURT TOO. YOU KNOW YOU CAN ALWAYS-

OF

COURSE: IT'S

lh1PORTANT. ANDYOU DON'T NEEDTO APOLOGIZE:

FOR

ANYTHING. I'M JUST

GtAO

YOU'RE

so

INVE:STE:O INTHIS SCHOOL PLAY.

GUESS NOW'SNOT AGOOD TIMETO TELL HIMI'M

~I.IITTING.


I'M REALLY PROllOOFYOU STAYING IN THE PLAY. WHEN YOU GOT THE PART OF THE MAn-lf3MAGICIAN I SAW HOW HAPPYYOU WERE.

YOU READ THE BOOK WHAT? THREE TIMES?


NOW,IJUST DON'T SEE A REASONTO GOON.

I CAN'T

STOP FEELING

THIS

WAY!


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GREAT,NOT ONLYDID HE GETAWAY, I'M STUCK IN THE TRASH ANO MY PHONE ISGONE. EVEN WORSE, I CAN'T GET

WHATI

REAUY

NEEDED ...


TALKING TOA PROFESSIONAL ABOUT YOUR TROUBLES CAN'T

GUARANTE£3

NOTHING BAD WILLEVER HAPPEN--


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I 5HOtJW HAVE OONE3TOTHAT GUY!

I GUESS ICOtJW

GIVEIT ASHOT...

IT'SLIKE I HAVE THIS FE3£3LING INSIDE OF ME ...AND I JUST NEEDA

WAYOtJT.


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HONESTLY,

IAM SURPRISED THAT I FEEL AS

GOOOASI DO NOW.

"KEEP PRACTICING THOSE NEW COPING 51</US YOU LIKE--"

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YOUl<NOW IT! THANK YOUSO

h1tlCH... FOR EVERYTHING.

;.

"--AND TRY TO USE THE TRICK I TAUGHTYOU

WHENTHOSENEGAnV~ UNHELPFUL THOUGHTS POPUP."


"...USE THE TRICK ... WHEN THOSE NEGAnVE, UNHELPFUL THOUGHTS POPUP."


NEEDTO

THINl<OF

SOMETHING,

FAST!

TOOMANY PEOPLE

CROVVOING

AROUND THE DRIVER!

WHEN I SAIOTHAT, WASN'T THINKINKG ABOUT THROWING MYSELF UNDERA

BIJS!


NOW,WHAT WAS THAT THING DAD TOLD ME ABOUT?


I

Story by: IanSkotte and James lyle • Illustratedby: James lyle Colors by:KarenKite and James lyle Edited bY,: Ashle,gh Hall• HaleyStocker • l:lliqt Pinsfy_ Spark createclby: Ian-Skotte, Ashleigh HallandM1chi!elRivera Special thanksJohn to: Stephanie Athalone{ -Sheny_[?oyq Cierra Buckner r CUnningham, ana Oavid'Schraoer

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...THE SCENE PLAYED OUT DURING RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC, ENDING INA NEAR COLLISION INTHE DOWNTOWN SHOPPING DISTRICT!

...BREAKING NEWS, CELL PHONE CAMERA SHOWS THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE NEAR BUS CRASH ...A YOUNG GIRL LEAPT INTO ACTION AND MANAGED TO SAVE THE DAY. AUTHORITIES AREN'T SURE WHO SHE IS, BUT THIS FAMILY WOULD NOT BE HERE IF NOT FOR HER HEROICS!

IWAS50 SCARF30!

THEN THERE WAS THIS THINGTHAT HAPPENED ...

If you need to talk to someone, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800)

273-TALK


WHOA! THAT GIRL I LIKE WANTS ME TO GET BEER FOR THE PARTY TONIGHT.

wow

SPARK'.THIS COMIC BOOK IS 5tJPER Hl!3LPFUL!

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WHO’S MOST AT RISK?

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WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE:

WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE MAY BE SUICIDAL

• Threatening to hurt or kill oneself • Seeking access to means (weapon, drugs, etc.) • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide • Feeling hopeless, worthless or trapped • Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities • Increasing alcohol or drug use • Withdrawing from family, friends or society • Demonstrating rage and anger or seeking revenge • Appearing agitated • Having a dramatic change in mood

• Ask direct questions and invite the person to share feelings • Be a good listener, avoid judgments, take the person seriously • Offer your help and support, now and in the long-term • Reduce access to means by removing guns, stockpiled pills or other items • Encourage the person to call an expert • Remain engaged and seek help from a trained mental health professional

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-TALK (8255)

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