We die for the right to love and be loved. We die protecting our own, because the law has yet to protect us. We die because we stand up for ourselves. We die to be seen.
I just wish guns were harder to come by. Maybe then teenagers in my neighborhood would worry about getting their first job or first car before they think about getting their first gun.
Youth Radio’s Desmond Meagley explores what contributes to teen suicide, and how firearms can affect the chances of suicidal thoughts becoming reality.