Horrible news this morning.......

Discussion in 'Mental Health and Addiction' started by aaradia, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    This is just aweful! Dr. Jeremy Richman was part of my Kung Fu family - extended family mind you. He was an instructor at another location at my school. I only met him when he judged my events at tournament. He gave good feedback is all I remember and that I liked his demeanor.

    He moved his family East and suffered the horrible tragedy of losing his daughter in the Sandy Hook shootings. I have talked here before about the foundation he and his wife started- The Avielle Foundation. It deals with mental health issues regarding violence in society.

    He is survived by two other children I think. One born after Avielle was murdered. And his wife.

    And yet, apparently, he succumbed to his own mental health issues stemming from the tragedy of his daughters murder.

    Shocking news to wake up to.

    Father of 6 Year Old Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Found Dead at Connecticut Town Hall
  2. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Well, the news is spreading through my FB page like a shock wave among various members of my school community.

    I am having trouble fathoming this. How a person with a degree in neuroscience, and a person who would KNOW how his death would affect his family, a person who started a foundation to understand mental illness, could not feel he could reach out for help? It makes me so incredibly sad.:( I feel so bad for his wife to have to go through this after what she has gone through already. With two small kids................

    And, as I said on FB, may Alex Jones rot in hell for what he has done to make the lives of the survivors of the Sandy Hook shootings more difficult than it already was. :mad:

    I So admired his work with the Avielle Foundation. People can argue the various sides of the gun control issue, but how can anyone not rally behind more science to deal with mental health issues?

    This is a great article I found this morning.

    The Hartford Courant - We are currently unavailable in your region
  3. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    This is very sad news, I heard it this morning on my local news channel
  4. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Sorry to hear and condolences to you and your KF family.
  5. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

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  6. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    That's just sad beyond words, the poor man. Condolences to everyone who know him.
  7. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Really sorry to hear about this. Condolences to you and the family.
  8. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Thanks all. I did not know him well enough to need personal condolences, but I certainly know people who do. A lot of the long time instructors knew him on a more personal level.

    I did so very greatly admire his work with his foundation. And from all accounts he was a really great guy.
  9. wakaba

    wakaba Valued Member

    Suicide is often shocking, and yet other times sadly it is not. Many things can drive one to take their own life, it's different for everyone. The common theme is that the pain is too much, feels permanent, and suicide is seen as the only/best option.
  10. IronMaiden1991

    IronMaiden1991 Active Member

    It's always incredibly sad to see suicide claim people. My condolences to all

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