Oct. 30 - Stephanie says...
"i had to do a report about teen suicide. while i was searching for
information about it i came across this site and took it to heart. i'm
am now living by the advice you wrote in THE
STORY OF LIFE. and i just wanted to thank you for writing it. i really
enjoyed it and you brought a sense of worth in my life."
Oct. 30 - Janice says...
"I looked up the site today, wow what a wonderful
job you have done. I haven't seen everything yet. I did go to about
you. I had to laugh, you and I have so much in common it is remarkable. We love the same books,
music and of course I am a trekie and love any kind of sci-fi stuff.
Boy am I mad that they are taking the Pretender off the air."
Oct. 20 - Anonymous says...
"i just wanted you to know that that was a really sad story! I cannot
believe how things turned out but he's w/ god now and that's all that matters
right? he's happy i'm sure! please e-mail me to tell me you got this ok?
thank you so much for sharing that!"
Oct. 19 - Ali says...
"Maybe I should say, 'Thanks God', ...I have my family and friends
around... I have health... It used to seem like a highway with no traffic,
a road which you would like to choose to go home after work... A better
choice... Yes I used to think about choosing that road a lot when I was
17. I don't know what stopped me... I don't know how I can share
your sorrow. I'm trying to imagine how you feel... I cant... It scares
me... I live in Turkey. I don't know how I got to your site... It is 22:50
here... I came home from office ...An ordinary day. I have my candles in
my room, my cigarette and a glass of wine... This glass is for JARED! REST
IN PEACE JARED! YOU LEFT A WONDERFUL MOM HERE!"
Oct. 12 - Nancy says...
"I do appreciate your website regarding Jared.
I am a clinical social worker who has worked with depressed and suicidal
adolescents and their families for many years. I cannot begin to
touch your pain but I do appreciate you channeling your pain by helping
others. Keep up the good work."
Oct. 2 - Lizzy says...
"Hi I am senior Marian High school in Bloomfield hills michigan .
I am doing a research paper on teen suicide. I would be very interested
in any information you have about coping with the tragedy of suicide, or
another information that you may have. I understand if you do not want
to share anything." (I would
With Grief, or Surviving Suicide")
Oct. 2 - "Cateyesno" says...
I am so sorry about your son...... I know almost how you feel.
The 21st of this month will be 2 years since I have lost my best friend....
It wasn't from suicide, but it was in a car accident.... She was 24 years
of age.... She left behind 4 beautiful babies.... That I LOVE DEARLY.....
I wish that she was around to see them grow.... Into BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT
ADULTS, but she has missed out on the last two years.
the end... it doesn't matter how death comes, it's a hard thing to bare
for those left behind)
Sept. 27 - Kate (UK) says...
"Thank you for sharing the kindness love and courage you have in
this site and for such a fantastic tribute to Jared."
Sept. 25 - Meaghan says...
"i'm doing research on suicide's and i have used your website as
a reference and i need to know when you started it. if you could please
let me know, i would appreciate it so much. thank you!"
was put on the web in January 1999 as a healing project for 'mom')
Sept. 15 - Wesley says...
"Covering all the bases are the words to a popular song. Did you
get the words from the song, or did the song get the words from you?
a book, 'Chicken soup for the Soul') Do you state what happened
to Jared, and/or why?" (Jared was
the victim of an assault inside his Middle School by a bully and was never
the same afterwards - also check out
Sept. 14 - Judy (from Michigan) says...
"First, let me express my sincere sympathies to all of you. I cannot
imagine the pain of losing a child, losing one so young and losing him
to suicide. My heart bleeds for you. I kind of "accidentally" surfed
in to your site by searching for a dirt
cake recipe. When I clicked on your match, I was intrigued and had
to check out the rest of your site. It is a wonderful tribute to an incredible
young person. You are to be commended. I hope that you will find strength
in God, friends, family and in these words that you receive from strangers
like me on the Internet."
Sept. 14 - Sarah says...
"hi, my name is sarah and i am an 8th grader. I am doing a
project on teen depression, and stress. I was just wondering if Jared was
under a lot of stress? Please write back this is very important to
me." (Yes, and stress could be a
Sept. 14 - Brenda says...
"I was very impressed with what I saw on jaredstory.com - did you
do all that? (pretty much)
Then I read your bio
- and there's enough similarity that maybe we could be twins (?) - well,
somewhat! (and we have the same
name too) I related strongly to the 'chocolate'
part. Just thought I'd say hi - actually here in North Carolina it's 'hey'
most of the time. Thank you for the wonderful information you provided
on using magnets
Sept. 12 - a dad in Maryland says...
"I'm a father of three kids. I can't imagine the pain you suffer
when you lost your child. I really feel so sorry about what happen to your
son I appreciate the courage to tell other people about this. I will take
in consideration all your hints to prevent this to happen. God bless you."
Sept. 12 - Anna says...
"Hello my name is Anna and I just turned 19 yesterday. I am writing
you to tell that I believe what you are doing (with the web page) is wonderful.
I am currently a 2nd year student in college and I am enrolled in a speech
course. My teacher has asked me to pick a topic that I believe is a problem
for teens today, I chose youth suicide. I will be going around to local
high schools and middle schools giving my speech. I was wondering if it
would be ok if I used you and your son in my speech? I believe your story
will help bring this topic to a reality. Thank you for your time."
Sept. 4 - Arianne says...
"...I want to thank you very much for the help that you have gave
me. I printed out the
30 suggestions that you have down on the site to keep your mind off
the death of a loved one. Last Wednesday, August 30th my boyfriends
family lost a very close "soon to be close" family member. My boyfriends
sisters fiancé was killed in an automobile accident. He was
only 18. Graduated top of the class, most popular boy, voted "Cutest
Smile", and loved Jen, (his fiancé), like no one could love anyone
else. ...We just buried him yesterday, Sunday September 3rd. ...Not
only will his family feel grief for a long time, but Jen and Doug dated
4 years. He was her shadow. Where ever Jen was, Doug was right behind.
...This has to be the hardest time in one's life, and once I read your
articles, I printed them off in word and I am going to buy both Jen and
the mom a journal to write in. I know that they will feel less pain after
reading some of them..."
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