This Month In
Every 79 minutes, someone over the age of 65 commits suicide.
Henry was one of those someones. They talked about what Henry did for a long time afterward. They all had an opinion.
But no one really knew.
Mother of three Mandie Neher didn’t expect her children to face complex group dynamics and outright peer pressure in elementary school. But that’s what happened. At the beginning of her daughter Emma’s third-grade year, one of her classmates brought Binaca breath spray to school, which isn’t allowed. This classmate and a few others went about coercing peers to break the rules by using the minty spray. “They said things like ‘Just try it,’ and ‘Come on, it’s not going to hurt you,’” says Neher. If someone refused, as Emma did, “they called names and [said] that nobody would be their friend.”