The Journey Begins


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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

This quote reflects my life over the last two and a half years.

My name is Karen Schatz, and I am Tyler’s mom.  My journey of a thousand miles began on the day my oldest son died by suicide, October 4th of 2015 when he was only 21 years old.

Through this blog, my wish is to share the message of hope by showing others that they can survive a child’s tragic loss to suicide, to show everyone their story is important and that their life has a purpose, and to provide education on the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness.

I will also share information about resources available for those needing help, and local suicide prevention and awareness events.

If there is anything you want to learn about in a future blog post, please comment below. I am always open to suggestions.

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Take care,

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