Depression Suicide Bullying

Definition: Suicidal Behavior - "Anything that happens to the thinking within the brain, such as injury or bad learning experiences that can interfere with serotonins ability to keep basic instincts in line."  Cardell Smith

Jared Benjamin High was born Sept. 23, 1985 and died Sept. 29, 1998 by "bullycide," a teen suicide caused by bullying."  He was 13 years and 6 days old. This young man's suicide was such a waste of a beautiful and kind boy and a true tragedy for everyone who knew him. As his family has grieved his loss, we have found some solace in getting answers to the "WHY" questions about his suicide and questions in general on the subject of suicide. 

If you are doing some studies on bullying, (teen) depression and suicide, be sure and click on the other links to the left and/or support the advertisers on this page.  By supporting the advertisers on, you keep this website active on the web.  If you have had thoughts of suicide, be sure and read, "Teenage Suicide - Been There, Done That" and if you are feeling down, be sure and read my favorite story about Jared, "The Skittles War", and try out Jared's favorite (birthday) cake, "Dirt Cake."  It will take you back to the happy moments in your own life and you will forget your own troubles for a time.

This page is here to help others that may have gone through a suicide, or have thoughts of suicide themselves, so that they may get answers to their questions.  If you are suicidal, PLEASE, PLEASE, get help!!!  "Suicide doesn't get rid of your pain, it just passes it on to your loved ones."  (Check out for answers to what depression symptoms are and what "Clinical Depression" is.)   Do not do to your loved ones what  Jared did to us. Talk to a family member or a friend about what you are feeling and see a professional counselor or mental health specialist. You are loved and you are of value more than you can ever know!

Jared's death from suicide filled our lives with grief.  The healing has come slowly.  Our family has found hope in understanding Jared's purpose in life and in The Meaning of Life.   (Be sure and read "Commit Suicide, and go where?")  We were left behind with only memories of Jared, mostly good, some bad, but our healing journey goes on, forever.

Lots of love from Brenda (Jared's mom)

Watch Jared's Story, Brenda's Story and Jared's Sister's Story featured on the

E! Network, first aired on April 21, 2010 - E! Investigates: Bullying

  "Time does not really heal a broken heart, it only teaches a person how to live with it."

HEAR JARED'S VOICE - PLAY - From an interview with Pasco School District investigators concerning the assault.  This is a recording of a recording and it isn't real clear, but worth the download effort.  Jared had a real mellow voice.   Note: If you have a slow load wav, wait for it to load entirely and then play again from the start.   5 minutes long



Stories of Suicides / Bullycides


The Bullycide Memorial (wmv)


A Warning Letter From a Superintendent in New Hampshire about "Thirteen Reasons Why" on Netflix


About Suicide


"Life is not measured by the breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away."


Moms Speak Out!

Order on Amazon

Bullycide in America

Many have asked,

"What is Depression?"


Below is a PDF of a chapter

from my book,

"Bullycide in America",

that will give readers an

understanding of this

horrible problem

facing millions of

people every day.



About Suicide

Facts vs. Fables
Are you feeling_suicidal?
N. V. Peale talks about_sorrow
Suicide, a Teen_Epidemic

Suicide and Violent Death

You never know

Website Links - About Suicide

About Depression

'Been There, Done That'

Jared's Life

Friends & Family


Keep the BALANCE in your life!


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