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Gone to Suicide – A Book by Ann Clark

Gone to Suicide – A Book by Ann Clark

Why would a happy, healthy, bright, and normal teenage boy abruptly take his own life? Why is the suicide rate for teens and young adults in the US the highest on record? Why is suicide the leading cause of death in Colorado for youth ages 10-24? How can a parent cope...
It’s Not Just Pot Anymore

It’s Not Just Pot Anymore

This speech was originally given at a Voices of Victims event.Hi. My name is Kira Russo. I’m here in honor of my younger son, Andy Bauer, who in September 2018 ended his own life. Andy was an amazing young man. Like many others describe their loved ones, he was very...
It is Devastating to See Your Talented Son Go Down the Tubes

It is Devastating to See Your Talented Son Go Down the Tubes

by Sharon Southard My name is Sharon,  I have been a preschool teacher for 18 years, married for 30, and am a mother of 3 children.  Tyler was the middle child, my first born son, and 24, when he died by suicide on July 28, 2018.  First, I have to tell you that I...
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...
Opinion: Suicide, Mental Health, and Marijuana

Opinion: Suicide, Mental Health, and Marijuana

by J.L. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sends out a periodic newsletter, which summarizes his activities as a US Senator.  In the September 30, 2019 newsletter, Senator Gardner makes the following announcement:  Preventing Youth Suicides I introduced...