14 thoughts on “Fighting giants to find out the ‘why’ behind Eric Rash’s suicide”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss & have prayed for your family numerous times. Scary for me with all my boys. Diane has met my son Timothy that reminds me of your son. I thank you for your hard work & for helping other parents even though it didn’t benefit you! God bless your family!

  2. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers for years. I am grateful that Eric was a part of my son’s and our lives – always a true pleasure to have him here at our home. At sleep-overs here he would be up with me and Chuck at 4:30 am – we would be drinking coffee and I would make him hot chocolate, while everyone else was still asleep. Always upbeat, loved and appreciated reading and nature, and so very interesting to be around – you and Diane raised a very well-mannered, respectable son and it was much appreciated by Chuck and myself as well as many others. And your daughters are as well – Eric would be so proud of them all. Your efforts to find answers will make a difference for many – praying for God’s blessings for such a wonderful family.

    1. Cheryl thank you for adding that. I always love when someone tells me a little more about the person with stories like that one. Made me cry. Good tears. What a dear person he was. He must have suffered these thoughts a long time. At that age, they are to afraid to tell any one. And they are very convincing thoughts, a brain attack as a short explanation. I am hoping to change that.

    1. we are doing OK. it has been a long journey but clearly we are stronger together in our relationship and our Faith.

  3. Diane and Ricky,
    I am so so sorry you are going through this, too. My son was similar to Eric, in that he was many times more comfortable with adults than with his peers. Thinking of you this morning, and proud of all your efforts. I hate our club that is sadly growing.

    1. I failed to mention that out of all this effort, Facebook now allows one to leave an “heir” to their account. IE if you choose, you can leave someone access to have wall memorialized or just shut down. the fear is that people who are friends can post rude things or spammers can post stuff. Google also has its inactive account manager which gives more control than just fighting red tape.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Eric made a big impact in his too short life. Your tireless work honors him and will no doubt help others.

  5. What an incredibly difficult journey for the Rash family. Thank you for all your work on behalf of parents who are grieving and wondering. I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful-souled son.

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