Jeremy Richman and two Parkland school shooting student survivors are all dead by suicide. Approximately one week ago, two student survivors of the Parkland shooting in 2018 were reported dead. Then, a father of one of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook shootings back in 2012, Mr. Richman, was also found dead on Monday morning. Now news reporters and people are questioning whether the suicides are connected to survivor’s guilt, PTSD, or a combination of both.
“Tragically, his death speaks to how insidious and formidable a challenge brain health can be and how critical it is for all of us to seek help for ourselves, our loved ones and anyone whom we suspect may be in need.”
– The Avielle Foundation
(Foundation created by Mr. Richmond and his wife to support research into brain abnormalities that could be linked to violent behavior. The foundation was created shortly after loosing their child in the Sandy Hook school shooting.)