IN THE NEWS: NAMI Thurston-Mason

October 11, 2018

SEATTLE — Grief has been an endurance race for Kathleen Gilligan.

“He had just turned 14 — this was six weeks before we lost him,” Gilligan said of her son Palmer Burk.

The Vashon Island mom is on a mission to prevent more teens from dying by suicide.

“One of the things he said was there is no place for me in this world,” Gilligan said.

Gilligan believes her Palmer wrestled with the idea of calling the suicide hotline right before he killed himself.

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