Christine Schmidt is honoring the loss of her 12-year-old daughter, Morgan, who took her own life in April of 2014 as the result of depression – even though she was a straight-A student and participated in cross country at Pleasant Valley Junior High.
Although Morgan’s parents noticed their daughter started exhibiting some signs of depression, "Unfortunately, we noticed too late,” Christine said.
To honor Morgan, Christine created a non-profit organization – the "It’s All Love, Only Love Coalition” – to help youth and their families who may be dealing with depression. The name came from words spoken to her by Morgan in a dream.
Christine Schmidt is the scheduled speaker at our May 27 meeting.
She worked with a licensed therapist to develop a curriculum in school to educate students about mental health. "It’s very important that we need to be educating the kids where they are the most,” she says.