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By Donna Thornton
The Gadsden Times 

Behind the Smile seeks to educate about suicide risks


GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Tara Martin never saw it coming.

Neither she nor her husband Scott saw any signs that anything was wrong in the life of their 14-year-old son, Tyler, before March 17 — when the Rainbow Middle School eighth-grader ended his own life.

"He'd gotten in trouble at school," Tara said, but it was nothing serious. "I don't think that had anything to do with it," she said.

While their son was not a troublemaker, he'd been in trouble before; if he was punished, she said, he just said he was sorry and that was it.

She had brought him home from school about 9 a.m., she said. He...

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