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Tanner Snider
Tanner Snider is a high school senior from southwestern Indiana committed to being an agent of change. When he was eight years of age, Tanner lost his aunt to suicide. Her death sparked his desire to become an advocate for those suffering from depression and thoughts of suicide. He has conducted depression education seminars for his high school peers and community. Tanner is also an aviation enthusiast and equine aficionado. He appreciates having been raised in a rural community, and the small town values it has instilled in him. For more information about Tanner, visit

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When Suicide Strikes: How One Teen Wages War Against Depression

(7) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 11:41 AM

My transition from childhood innocence to the harsh reality of the world began July 20, 2004. The date changed my life in a way I could never have imagined. My Aunt Julie died that day. She committed suicide. I was only 8 years-old. An 8-year-old can hardly comprehend death, let...

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