3 years ago this week, my family was struck by a terrible tragedy.

A smart, beautiful 17-year-old friend of one of our kids took her own life.

She had a full life ahead, but for some reason - and we'll never know why - she took her own life. She choose suicide as the only way out of whatever she was going through.

Please take 60 seconds and turn off the screens today and talk to your children. Listen to your children. No matter how you think their life is going, you never really know. Talk to them about depression, even if you think it doesn't effect them.

Let them know if they don't feel they can talk to you, they can always talk to someone. A teacher, a counselor. Anyone. Someone.

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