I've just found out that a boy from Jax's grade committed suicide. He was 14 years old. I have no details and he was not a friend of Jax's (although Jax did know him) and the thought of it is so scary to me that I want to throw up. His poor parents. And poor soul for being so distraught that he thought that suicide was the answer to his problems.
I remember being so distraught over boys when I was Jax's age that I wanted "to kill myself" or so I wrote in my diary at the time. Of course me saying those and going through the actual actions of doing so were miles apart. There was one girl in school who tried to kill herself because she was gay. This was in 1980. So different from today, at least I hope so. Of course I have no idea why this boy killed himself. I pray for his soul and for peace and understanding for his parents.