Faces of Suicide

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Gerlack, Laura Michelle Kitchens
09 June 1979 - 21 January 2015
Amarillo, Texas

Our Remembrance
My beautiful Michelle, my first child, gave up her fight to live. It was on impulse while drinking and taking medications for anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
Michelle was both excited and happy as she left work, having made plans to shop for an apartment. She had just been offered a full time position at the hospital she worked as a temp.
She was found asleep in her bed, clutching a small photo of her and her 3 babies, her head resting on an 8x10 of them..next to her was a letter she tried to write to her children. She did not get far.. It read, "To my precious babies. You are my everything." The police said she likely succumbed to the medications, and felt it was likely an accidental suicide.
She left so many of us lost. Her ten year old has attempted or plotted her own suicide. She has been in and out of hospital suicidal.
No child should hurt like that.