Please do not avoid the subject of my son who died

Probably one of the toughest things about having a child that died, especially one that died by suicide, is that many people avoid you and say nothing. And yes, we notice. In fact, we are hyper sensitive to it.

It’s isolating and devastating enough without the added stress of someone obviously

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Signs of depression in teens. Not the same as adults

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Signs of depression are different for teens than they are for adults. Some teens can look so happy and well adjusted. Charles always did in front of us. But he was also moody, sullen sometimes but actually hypersocial– always needed to be surrounded by people.

And he always got sick. He caught absolutely everything.

I never knew it until recently

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Do you really know the signs of heroin use?

Updated August 15, 2016

I didn’t. There is something called the “nod” where someone using heroin will nod off.

Sometimes an addict will sleep 24 hours straight due to heroin being laced with Xanax. In many areas now, they lace heroin with (<a href="http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/fentanyl

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