Honoring the memory of a friend
painful to know that maybe he was hurting inside.”
The numbers regarding mental health and suicide are staggering.
According to the Virginia-based Mental Health America, nearly one in five Americans (or about 44 million people) deal with mental illness, and more than 10 million adults have seriously considered suicide. Mental-health statistics for youth are equally disturbing. Cassidy hid his demons well. He always brought a friendly face and encouraging demeanor to workouts. He came armed with a good sense of humor too, which he showed early on to his novice runners — most with Type A personalities — by telling them, “Just so you know, you’re not going to win.”