September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Tom Green County's suicide rate is well above statewide numbers. But there are groups coming together to grieve and try and make a difference.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Tom Green County’s suicide rate is well above statewide numbers. But there are groups coming together to grieve and try and make a difference.

In their honor, we’re talking with folks who have lost loved ones — including Jana Anderson, who lost her 22-year-old son.

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Her message to other parents: don’t ever think it couldn’t happen to your child.

“It can happen to anyone. It’s not just kids who — you know, there are a lot of young people, especially now, who are confused and unhappy. And our world is just different than it was when I was a child,” Anderson said.

Make sure to watch KIDY tonight to catch our full conversation with Anderson — and learn what she and fellow parents are doing this month to help others.