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Train victim ID'd as recent Gunn High grad

Original post made on Jan 25, 2010

A young man who stepped in front of a commuter train near West Meadow Drive in Palo Alto late Friday night has been identified as Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, a 2008 graduate of Gunn High School.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 25, 2010, 11:42 AM

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Posted by jane
a resident of North Whisman
on Jan 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm

My heart goes out to the family and the community; a death such as this does not occur in a vacuumn annd affects us all. This young man sounds like such an outstanding person. If anything cries out for an openess and acceptance by society of mental illness, this suicide certainly does.


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Posted by Thom
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm

If children read this please take heart when I tell you this isn't the way to end your hurt or problems.If you feel so depressed this sounds like an option please talk to a friend or parent, or call 1-800-273-8255. There are people here that will understand what you're going through.


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Posted by Elder Farrell M. Smith, Director, Oakland Temple Visitors' Center
a resident of another community
on Jan 30, 2010 at 8:35 am

Having lost our oldest child in 2001 to suicide, Sister Smith and I have a great empathy for what the Taylor family is now facing. Our beautiful and brilliant daughter also struggled with bi-polar issues in the last few years of her adult life. We found great solace in the insights found in D&C 138:58-59. Love, The Smiths


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