Khary's story illustrates the heart-wrenching effects that gun violence and suicide can have on a family. If you know anyone who shows signs of suicidal thoughts or severe depression, please remove any guns or other lethal means. See the addendum, at the bottom of this post, for a link to warning signs, suicide phone hotline, and other information.
Here is Khary's story, which is cross-posted from the Moms Demand Action Faces of Courage site, here:
|Khary Penebaker as an infant, with his mother and father|
Addendum (added by Baldr):
Call 911 if you are in imminent danger to yourself or others, or
Call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-8255
I, too, have lost a friend to a suicidal shooting. Please see HERE for a list of suicide warning signs. See HERE for statistics around suicide and guns. For more information, see also the Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation WEBPAGE for suicide prevention.
Every life is precious, including yours.