Father shares his son’s story to help prevent other Kentucky youth from committing suicide

Insider Louisville LogoWhen Steve Ulrich talks to high school students about suicide, he comes armed with some frightening statistics.

For example, many don’t know that 1 in 10 students have made a suicide plan.

That number, along with many others he shares, seems unreal. But then he tells the story of a senior at Manual High, an all-star football player, who ended his life just a year ago.

“We talk about suicide after the fact; in reality, it’s a mental health issue,” he says in a Passport-sponsored article on Insider Louisville. “With depression, things are going on in our mental health world that we’re not addressing.”

Ulrich has been committed to providing information about suicide prevention since his 20-year-old son Nathan lost his life to suicide in 2002.

For more information, please click here to read the article, or you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or go online to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.