Jay ‘Corey’ Jones, an openly gay 17-year-old from Rochester, died by suicide last week, according to the Huffington Post.
Jones’ father, Jay Strader, said his son had severe depression and was bullied at school for years. He was an active member of his school’s GSA, and his friends are asking for people to wear pink shirts to his funeral in honor of his commitment to LGBT rights.
Suicide is preventable, and no matter what you’re going through, there are people out there who care about you and who can help you. If you or someone you know needs help now, please, please, please call The Trevor Project’s lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. You are never alone.