Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Rising Star - Gone Too Soon

You've probably seen actor Lee Thompson Young (who most currently played a detective on TNT's "Rizzoli and Isles"), perhaps better known as "The Famous Jett Jackson" on the Disney Channel

But nothing in his handsome young face, warm eyes and seemingly happy smile would have given a hint that he would take his own life.  

Obviously, I don't know him personally.  What I do know is that once again, we've lost one of our young people to what appears, at this time, to be suicide.

Yet, mental illness and depression still are not being talked about in our community on the level that is necessary to possibly prevent more young people from feeling they have "no way out."

The reasons behind his untimely death we may never know.  And it's not our business.

But healing and loving and supporting our children is our business.  

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