"I just wanted a way to remember him. As a mom, that's something you don't ever want people to forget, to forget who he was" (Lori Christianson, Fruit Heights, Utah -- whose 24-year-old son died by suicide in January -- referring to the "Brake the Cycle" event that is dedicated to him).
"It's helping me let Christopher's legacy live on, and it could possibly help save another teenager's life or another parent the grief ... That's what keeps me going every day" (Janet Sutton, Killeen, Texas -- whose 14-year-old son died by suicide in April 2014 -- commenting on the new peer support group she helped start).
"This is a death like no other ... No one wants to talk to us or console us or acknowledge us. That's heartbreaking in itself, don't you think" (Farrah Otis, Pleasantville, Mo., whose 17-year-old son died by suicide late last year).
"I am raising money to help people like my Dad ... to stop mental illness from destroying lives" (Ashton Park, 12, Ontario, Canada -- whose 31-year-old father died by suicide last October -- explaining his participation in the Darkness to Light campaign).
"We aren't going to stop until we have policies that will change things. We can't stop. This shouldn't happen to another child. We will change this" (Steve Wesener, Edgar, Wis. -- whose 16-year-old son died by suicide in May -- on efforts to address bullying, which he believes contributed to his son's death).
"He did it because he'd given up hope. He'd worked damned hard to get better, and he just couldn't" (Jim Cornick -- whose 46-year-old son died by suicide in the Polk County Jail, Des Moines, Iowa, in January -- explaining that his son did not mean to hurt the family or anyone else by killing himself).
"I don’t want people to remember him by the way he died ... It didn’t define him" (Trina Jarvis, American Fork, Utah, whose 15-year-old son died by suicide in February 2014).