May
19

Suicide Is Never a Joke

posted on May 19th 2017 in All Blogs & Current Events with 0 Comments

Aaron Hernandez

In the wake of the recent death by suicide of famed NFL player and prisoner Aaron Hernandez, a number of citizens took to the airwaves and pages of various media to post sarcasm and jokes about his death. As the father of a young man whose life was cut short by suicide, I can tell […]

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Mar
02

TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION FOUNDER APPLAUDS THE PUBLICATION OF BILL KASHATUS’ NEW BOOK, “SUICIDE SQUEEZE”

posted on March 2nd 2017 in All Blogs & Current Events & Taylor's Story with 0 Comments

Old Baseball and Bat

The tragic deaths of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, because of their use of anabolic steroids, served as catalysts for the formation of the Taylor Hooton Foundation and have been documented in the new book, Suicide Squeeze (Temple University Press), by author and long-time educator, Bill Kashatus. “We are excited about the release of Bill […]

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Feb
10

Taylor’s Story: Part 1

posted on February 10th 2017 in All Blogs & Taylor's Story with 0 Comments

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Taylor, my youngest son, was two weeks past his 17th birthday when he committed suicide. His mom found him hanging on the door in his bedroom with two belts fashioned into a noose. Taylor, a 6’3″, 175-pound pitcher at Plano West High School in Plano, TX, appeared to have everything a teenager could desire: popularity, […]

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