I am so sorry, Amanda. BFoundAPen and I just published stories today in honor of Jamel. I’ve been distressed since I read the first news reports, and I don’t even have a personal connection.

It’s terrible you have to worry about your son like that. I wish there were something I could do.

I boy in my class killed himself when I was a little older than Jamel. It’s beyond sad to know that so little has changed.

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