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Above Ground Podcast

be well, be safe, be ABOVE

Nov 25, 2020

Debbie and Rich Straight share the story of losing their youngest  of 3 children to suicide.  Jonathan Richard Straight died at age 20. He never showed any signs of depression or anxiety until 2 months before he died. His family had no knowledge of his struggles until less than a week before he took his life.

Jon was a Sophomore at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Where he majored in Transportation Design. He is survived by his parents, Debbie and Rich; brother, David and Sister in Law, Becca (Emerson, nephew and Hazel, niece) and sister, Sarah. 

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Jonny's Journey

Jon's parents are on a mission to help as many people as they can in honor of Jon to remove the stigma of mental illness. They hope sharing their story will influence people to get treatment and advocate for those who are sick.

This episode is to honor International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Which is held the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving every year.

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Be well, be safe, be ABOVE