Thursday, August 22, 2019
Are We Failing OUR Youth
Maurice Willoughby (20) also known as Reese is the latest young man to take his own like in what seemed to be a suicide from being bullied,
A viral video of Reese surfaced after the untimely death of young Reese seeming to leave a convenience but surrounded by a group of guys. The guys in the video started to display a lot of vulgar slurs at Reese, saying He was not hood, he sucked dick, he liked trannies, and the list goes on and on.
Although there is no real knowing of what caused his death. The young lady Faith Palmer, in which he was dating, shared a much different story about the passing of Reese. Faith went on Instagram Live to clarify that Reese's suicide occurred through an overdose after she left him. A heavy drug user, Reese threatened to take his life and Faith’s. She ran away to safety, and it was then that he committed suicide.
No one knows what the real story is but we as a community must do better to educate and protect our young men and women who may be going through so much in silence. Suicide has been the leading cause of death among the younger LGBT Community. How do we protect them and make sure that we let our youth know that their is so much more to live for.
If you or someone you know suffer from thoughts of suicide please call 1-800-273-8255. please help save lives