Earlier this month several of my friends who routinely commute to New York City for work posted photos of a crowded Grand Central Terminal on their Facebook pages. Trains in and out of the station were delayed for hours and commuters were frustrated. What they didn’t know, was why. Soon, their frustration turned to sorrow and compassion when they heard the delays were a result of a 16 year-old boy tragically ending his life by jumping in front of a train.
Sadly, this isn’t uncommon. And, authorities believe, this teen may have been compelled to take his own life by the suicide of a friend in the same manner just a few weeks before. While we don’t know why these kids decided to end their own lives, we do know one thing. Kids are under more pressure today than ever before and it could be killing them.