9-YEAR-OLD BOY COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER BEING BULLIED IN SCHOOL

“This is the kind of incident that shakes our entire community. As a member of the LGBT community that came out later on in life, I can only imagine the pain and fear that this young boy felt,” Herod said. “We can and we must act now to ensure that this doesn’t happen again. We must celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. Bullying is unacceptable. We must stand up for each other.”

"Mental Health Colorado says it’s important to start teaching kids in elementary school about social and emotional learning. This helps kids cope and teaches resiliency."

"Suicide is the leading cause of death in Colorado among children and adolescents 10 to 24 according to Colorado Health Institute."

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