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A California Deputy’s Story

A California Deputy’s Story

Why am I passionate about stopping “hi-po” pot?.. It’s a long story but you might find it interesting so save it for when you have a second extra. We drug educators rarely have any free time now. Let me count the reasons why I hate pot…gosh, there are so...
Marijuana Anxiety and Psychosis Led to my Son’s Suicide

Marijuana Anxiety and Psychosis Led to my Son’s Suicide

My son Daniel was the most kind hearted, friendliest person ever. This boy didn’t have a mean bone in his body, he even kept mom in check. His father and I divorced when he was 16 yrs old. I never burdened him with my problems, just wanted him to grow up healthy...
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...