Definition: Suicidal Behavior
- "Anything that happens to the thinking within the brain, such as injury
or bad learning experiences that can interfere with serotonins ability
to keep basic instincts in line." Cardell Smith
Jared Benjamin High was
born Sept. 23, 1985 and died Sept. 29, 1998 by "bullycide,"
a teen suicide caused by bullying."
He was 13 years and 6 days old. This young man's suicide was such a waste
of a beautiful and kind boy and a true tragedy for everyone who knew him.
As his family has grieved his loss, we have found some solace in getting
answers to the "WHY" questions about his suicide and questions in general
on the subject of suicide.
If you are doing some studies on
and suicide, be sure and click on the other links to the left and/or support
the advertisers on this page. By supporting the advertisers on JaredStory.com,
you keep this website active on the web. If you have had thoughts
of suicide, be sure and read,
Suicide - Been There, Done That" and if you are
feeling down, be sure and read my favorite story about Jared, "The
Skittles War", and try out Jared's favorite (birthday) cake, "Dirt
Cake." It will take you back to the happy moments in your own
life and you will forget your own troubles for a time.
This page is here to help others that may have gone through
a suicide, or have thoughts of suicide themselves, so that they may get
answers to their questions. If you are suicidal, PLEASE, PLEASE,
get help!!! "Suicide doesn't get rid of
your pain, it just passes it on to your loved ones." (Check
for answers to what depression symptoms are and what "Clinical Depression"
is.) Do not do to your loved ones what Jared did to us.
to a family member or a friend about what you are feeling and see
a professional counselor or mental health specialist. You are loved and
you are of value more than you can ever know!
Jared's death from suicide filled
our lives with
The healing has come slowly. Our family has
found hope in understanding Jared's purpose in life and in The
Meaning of Life. (Be sure and read "Commit
Suicide, and go where?") We were
left behind with only memories of Jared, mostly good, some bad, but our
healing journey goes on, forever.
Lots of love from Brenda (Jared's mom)
does not really heal a broken heart, it only
teaches a person how to live with it."
HEAR JARED'S VOICE - PLAY
- From an interview with Pasco School District investigators
concerning the assault. This is a recording of a recording and it
isn't real clear, but worth the download effort. Jared had a real
mellow voice. Note: If you have a slow load wav, wait for it
to load entirely and then play again from the start. 5 minutes