Teen Suicide Doesn’t Discriminate

On December 1, 2010 my out-going, intelligent, sensitive athletic 16-year-old son T.J. killed himself. I feel it was important to speak out about suicide and the vast number of people it claims every year. Every 13 minutes, someone dies by suicide. Prior to losing my precious son to suicide, I thought the only kids who killed themselves were those who were bullied because that is what is usually covered in the media. And while bullying is an important issue that must be dealt with, the issue of teen suicide is much broader. Suicide deaths often occur in teens who are high functioning, out-going and popular. My son never experienced bullying. He had many friends, was a varsity athlete and hon

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