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Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention:
A Sister and Survivor Looks Back 40 Years at Her Brother's Suicide

28 July 2020

I read a column in the gardening section of the Denver Post in spring of 2019 and stumbled on the writer Chryss Cada. In the last two paragraphs she announced that this was her last column that she'd be dedicating the next portion of her journey on telling the story of losing her brother, Mark, to suicide when he was 15 and she was 12. We touched base but it was too early in her journey. Chryss got back in touch when she had finished her writing and we accomplished this podcast. The picture at left is Chryss, Mark and Shaggy on the "hill".Take some time to listen please.

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Chryss, Mark and Shaggy sitting on the "hill"

Mark's school photo from his Sophomore year at Thompson Valley High School for the 1980-81 school year. It came out in the spring without mention of his death

Mark and Chryss on the plane home from Grandma's house in St. Paul, Minn. July 1979

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Chryss Cada Freelance Journalist with links to articles and a bit on the book!

Chryss' local prevention center's website: Alliance for SUICIDE PREVENTION of Larimer County

Chryss' Twitter account @chrysscada

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