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By Gino Fanelli and Gray Hughes
The Daily Times 

Tragedies spur Snow Hill woman to fight mental health stigma


SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — Kim Klump didn't see it coming.

And there were so many signs, she says.

Her son, Jesse, had become increasingly detached and distant.

"It was the long showers," said Klump, of Snow Hill. "This was a kid with a buzz cut. He had no reason to take 15-minute showers. Little things like that I can look back on and know that was a sign."

When Jesse committed suicide, she wasn't the only one broadsided emotionally. Friends and other adults in his life hadn't realized what was going on.

But instead of collapsing under her grief, Klump has focused on helping others be more aw...

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