WE LOST OUR SON
Our son Jackson lost his life to suicide on March 6, 2021 at age 13.
Jackson was sophisticated well beyond his years. He was a gentle soul who was intuitive about people's emotions; those in a bad place would get his support.
Our son was also an introvert. He built walls so no one could see the pain he was in. And he was so smart, he built those walls of glass so we couldn’t even see them. My wife and I didn’t see it. His sister didn’t see it. His best friends had no idea. Only in the aftermath are we discovering how much pain he was in.
Our wish is to shine a light on mental health and the importance of conversations. We want to help other families avoid the tragedy we are living through. We are rising together with relentless determination to make things better for teens who find themselves in the same position as our son. We believe this would have been JACKSON’S WISH.