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Into a Million Pieces

From: Vermont Folklife Center Media
Series: Youth Radio Vermont
Length: 19:53

John Halligan talks about the loss of his son to suicide. Read the full description.

Becca_small In October of 2003, John Halligan received the devastating news that his 13-year-old son, Ryan, had committed suicide. Since that time, he has traveled nationwide sharing his son?s story in hopes of preventing teen suicide. I spoke with him about how he copes with the loss of his son.

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In October of 2003, John Halligan received the devastating news that his 13-year-old son, Ryan, had committed suicide. Since that time, he has traveled nationwide sharing his son?s story in hopes of preventing teen suicide. I spoke with him about how he copes with the loss of his son.

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