Loosing a child is the worst thing any parent has to endure. Chris Hennion was an 18 year old senior at High Point High School who played hockey, enjoyed drawing and computer science. Chris died unexpectedly on Saturday.
I have battled depression most of my life. Even when I was younger. For many years I did not understand what I was feeling. It wasn't until my 30's that I became aware of the condition I was dealing with. When a person is depressed getting through each hour of life is a struggle. They can't see anything in their life to look forward to. Sometimes painful memories or fear of future events get totally in the way of hopeful or positive thoughts. I am not a mental health professional but I have been there.
Talk to you kids. Even when they get older and feel like they want to be independent. I know I annoy all 4 of them sometimes but I do it anyway.
Over the years I have met so many wonderful kids and families from High Point High School. They sing on my radio show every year for the WSUS Kids Christmas Concert series. So many others have been our Transoptions Student of the Month. When I think of High Point High School I see all of your smiling faces. I feel like I am a part of your community. I am so sorry for the loss you are feeling right now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Source: New Jersey Herald