In March 2010, Jack Windeler, an 18-year-old first-year student at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., died by suicide. In the note he left for his parents, Eric and Sandra, he asked that others get the help he never asked for.
Eric and Sandra set up the Jack Windeler Memorial Fund
to help youth transition from their high school years to university or living on their own.
Eric also made a video as a way to reach out to young people who may be suffering from depression
and to those who may know someone who is.
For more information, please visit The Jack Project.
And to learn more about suicide and teen depression, please visit these resources:
• Mental Health Commission of Canada
• Canadian Mental Health Association
• Teen Mental Health
• Mind Your Mind
• Kids Help Phone