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We Lost Ben at Age 21

We Lost Ben at Age 21

Our son, Ben, died from a growing wave of modern substance abuse issues which directly impacted his mental health on May 19, 2020. Growing up Ben was full of energy, had a great sense of humor, loved basketball, gaming on his computer, cars and technology. His sister,...
Goodbye Jolo, my ONLY Son

Goodbye Jolo, my ONLY Son

During a schizophrenic episode, my son ran into the roadway and was hit by a car. He had been saying he would kill himself since 4PM that day. He was hearing voices, the auditory hallucinations that are common in schizophrenia. The cause of death was ruled a suicide....
My son is in there, somewhere

My son is in there, somewhere

My son was harmed by marijuana and he suffered psychosis and has not held down a job since. It started around age 14 and he is now 24. He has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety & bipolar and bipolar schizo-affective disorder (depending on the psychiatrist).  ...
Our Very Long Story

Our Very Long Story

My son has never had what he would call “good luck”. He was bullied by his best friends during 6th grade. They went from church preschool to a small private school together, and their parents were for the most part, our close friends. He was embarrassed for us to...
High Potency Pot Took My Son

High Potency Pot Took My Son

by Laura Stack   Johnny Stack struggled with social anxiety and panic attacks in high school, which were successfully managed with support, prescription medications, and therapy. He could have been fine. Then at about 16 years old (when he could drive), Johnny...