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By KATIE GILLESPIE
The Columbian 

Teen suicides: The ones they left behind

 

August 20, 2017



VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The memories of teenagers who died by suicide are closely guarded by those left behind.

The smiles and laughter, the shared experiences, the first days at school and the last hours spent together are beacons for families of children whose lives were cut short after ongoing struggles with mental illnesses including depression, anxiety or eating disorders.

There's Heidi Bucklin, who died at 18, a competitive athlete whose seriousness on the field afterward melted into goofy grins with her friends.

There's Zayne Shomler, who died at 17. He loved little things — watc...



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