Submitted by Wendy on 09/16/2017
I was so saddened to read about the loss of your precious son and brother Pete to suicide, but also grateful for all you are doing to honor his memory. I lost my 16-year-old son T.J. to suicide on December 1, 2010. T.J. was an amazing young man—a gifted athlete, honors student, friend to many and loved by all who were lucky enough to know him. But sadly, despite his beautiful outward smile he battled depression and we ran out of time trying to get him the help he so desperately needed. We never understood suicide was something we needed to be concerned. I believe with all my heart that no one should die by suicide and we can all do much to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders like depression. There is no doubt you are saving lives through the work you are doing.
Sending much love, friendship and T.J. hugs, Wendy Sefcik https://www.rememberingtj.org