Last Updated on October 31, 2023, 7:33 am
Tommy Bergeron, a student-athlete at Ridgefield High School, died by suicide.
Tommy Bergeron, a student-athlete at Ridgefield High School, has died by suicide. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
What happened to Tommy Bergeron?
According to the reports, Tommy Bergeron committed suicide. He was a longtime resident of Ridgefield, Connecticut. He passed away early Monday morning. The tragic news was shared by the School’s officials in a statement on October 30, 2023. Superintendent Susie Da Silva expressed her condolences to the family and said,
“The loss for our student’s family and friends is one that is unimaginable, and we offer them our prayers and unconditional love and attention,” she continues, “Out of respect for the family, we will wait to share further information,”
She also ensured the community that Ridgefield Public Schools’ counselors and regional groups specialized in grief and crisis therapy would be available to the grieving students to help them process their emotions.
Depression and Suicide Prevention
Depression is a leading cause of suicide. Depression is a disease that, in its severe form, can result in suicide. Over 700,000 people die due to suicide every year. According to WHO (World Health Organization), suicide is the fourth leading of death among 15-29-year-olds. But, it is treatable with medication and therapy.
Early detection and treatment can prevent extreme measures. The warning signs of depression include prolonged sadness, feeling hopeless, helpless, and/or worthless, sleep deprivation or increased sleep, significant appetite loss or gain, withdrawal from previously enjoyable activities, themes of death in artwork, poetry, and/or conversation. If you or someone you love have these symptoms, reach out and get professional help. Help others and listen to them. Encourage them to take medications and get counseling to process their emotions healthily. Your intervention can make the world of a difference in people with depression. Your sympathy can save someone’s life.
Suicide prevention helpline
If you or someone you love is in danger, call 911. If you need to talk to someone, text, call, or call at 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. It provides a free, confidential conversation with trained counselors 24 hours. You can also contact the Crisis Text Lines by texting HOME to 741-741.
You can also contact JED’s Mental Health Resource Center, which helps you manage your emotional health, cope with challenges, and support the people in your life.
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