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       Welcome to... Chris' Story

     Suicide Hurts Everyone

Chris' Graduation Photo
This story is dedicated in loving memory to our son, Chris, who left us at age twenty four years old, whom we loved dearly and miss so much. Around twenty-two years old he developed mental illness, like 40 million other people in America. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Suicide is the10th leading cause of death in the US. Each year 42,773 Americans die by suicide.  Risk factors include mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, alcoholism, or substance misuse.  What kind did Chris have?  Paranoid Schizophrenia. He, mental illness and a perfect storm came together, which had many factors and he completed his suicide. You say that could never happen to us? Don't be too sure. We were uninformed, we never knew anyone that had mental illness or schizophrenia. It would be most tragic, if he is forgotten, because we can learn from his life, and his death.

Maybe someone coming by this page knows of one that is struggling with despair, hopelessness, depression, mental illness and thoughts of suicide. Or maybe that someone is you! You need to know, if you are considering suicide or are a survivor of suicide, that "Suicide Hurts Everyone"!! It is an experience like no other. Especially if you are a parent who lost a child, like my husband and myself. Maybe you are a sibling of someone who has completed suicide. At any rate, if suicide has touched your life, you will never be the same again.

You will learn what is meant by the term "a new normal" or you will divide your life by "before suicide" and your life "after suicide". Yes, Suicide Hurts Everyone involved, the whole family and friends of your loved one.

We would love to see something good come out of all of our sorrow. It is our hope, that it helps someone, who finds himself or herself, in the same way, before it is too late. Chris and his family have a message for you.

This is the purpose of sharing Chris' Story. So stop with us a little while, and who knows, you may learn a little something to help someone else, or maybe even yourself.

Whoever you are, this is our prayer for you today.


If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
​1-800-273-TALK (8255)