suicide

After her husband’s suicide last year, Berne resident Jennifer Williams’s life has transformed as she signals optimism and strength for her two young children while pregnant with a third. She hopes her story will inspire others to remain strong in the face of devastating adversity. 

We can’t let half of depressed young adults fall through the safety nets our society has put in place.

Zachary Barrantes

Zachary Barrantes, who is now 25, has been struggling for years with both physical and mental health problems. 

At 19, he developed Lyme disease.

 Daniela Filmer, the mother of Zachary Barrantes, the 25-year-old mentally-ill man who survived an attempted suicide at Thacher Park on New Year’s Eve, said no single person or institution is at fault for what happened on Dec.31; there had been breakdowns at every turn that night. 

Guilderland Police confirmed the fatality at 1:17 p.m. on Monday and were investigating, a CSX spokesperson wrote in an email to The Enterprise, adding, “It is important to remember how critical it is to steer clear of railroad tracks and active operations.” 

“It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

“It’s a no-brainer to me,” said Dr. Gail Wasserman. “You want to identify risk systematically … That’s not the end game. The point is to get the needed services.”

GUILDERLAND —  Family and educators describe a relatively isolated young woman who struggled with depression, her child with social challenges but no diagnosis of any learning disabilities, and a man who loved them both but was in declining health.

“If you lost your loved one to cancer, to pneumonia, are you angry at them?” Brian Barr asks.

After he was missing for days, an East Greenbush father, architect, and friend was found dead in the Hannacroix Ravine Preserve, an apparent suicide.

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