Confronting Teen Suicide at #DadChat


Read the transcript from this important discussion on Teen Suicide!

#DadChat is often fun and frothy. But, life is often not, which is why we choose to take on difficult topics on a regular basis. This Thursday, November 14, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET we are taking on Teen Suicide. Heather Solos has agreed to talk about the recent suicide of her sister – Laura (pictured above) – in order to help everyone understand the far-reaching effects of this tragedy.

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Life Affirming Lessons From a Suicide


There are many relationships we have in life, naturally. We have family, friends, business associates, and what I like to call, Virtual friends. Virtual friends are those we know via Social Media but may have never really met. I have many of these relationships, some of which have bloomed into meaningful associations and actual real-life friendships. Recently, I learned that one of my Virtual friends had committed suicide. He was a very successful man, father of six, and one of those friends I’d never met or spoken with. On a larger scale, teen suicide is horribly epidemic and we parents MUST be conscious and aware of this tragic risk to our kids.

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