Last year, my son was killed. His murderer is still out there, preying on people of all ages but on teens in particular. You may think your loved ones are safe. I thought the same. And I was wrong. I hope you can learn from my experience.
My name is Jason Reid and on March 12, 2018, my son turned 14. He spent that week laughing and joking like always. He watched March Madness with his mom, jumping up and down on the couch, excited as his teams won. He promised his mother that he would always be there to watch it with her.
Nine days later, while my wife and I were in Mexico celebrating her birthday, he hanged himself in the attic of our home.
To say that moment changed our lives forever, well, to be honest, I am not sure there are words in the English language to properly describe the depth of pain we now live with daily.
I am confident that as you read this you will feel sympathy for my family, me and others like us. We all appreciate your thoughts and prayers but they won’t change anything. I, for one, am not writing this looking for your sympathy, I am writing this to help educate parents so that they won’t have to go through the same pain we are living with.
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