“It was a specific memory or something that we said…..It made us feel really important. Some kids got cards about stuff that happened they thought nobody remembered, and it made them really happy.”

This was how one student reacted to receiving one of 130 personal letters sent by English teacher Brittni Darras to every student in each of her classes. Brittni was moved to do this upon learning of a female student’s suicide attempt. Brittni sent a note to the girl in the hospital. The girl asked her mother, “How could somebody say such nice things about me? I didn’t think anybody would miss me if I was gone.”

Brittni realized “I was way too close to losing another student to suicide,” and started her letter-writing spree. See her Facebook post and this news article to learn more.