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Daily struggle for survivors after mass school shootings

Posted at 5:32 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 20:35:11-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A Carmel Valley family who moved from Parkland, Florida is upset after learning two Parkland victims died of apparent suicides.

Erin George says these suicides in her hometown are re-opening old wounds. It has her wondering how many more lives will be lost due to the senseless tragedy.

She said, “I was numb. I just thought when does the loss of life stop from this.”

Erin’s daughter Lauren lost a friend in the shootings. She worries about the emotional impact the shootings will have on her daughter.

Suicide prevention experts say the best thing you can do is look for warning signs and talk to your teenagers. Simply ask them if they have thought about suicide. They say the best time to talk about it is when they are not depressed.

Warning signs include a drastic change in behavior or withdrawing.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the San Diego Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240.

You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.