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Journalist Laura Trujillo’s book, “Stepping Back from the Ledge,” examines her mother’s death by suicide. (Photo/Amy Elisabeth Spasoff)

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When journalist Laura Trujillo’s mother died by suicide in 2012 at the Grand Canyon, her loved ones were left stunned.
In observation of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Trujillo shares about her work in advocacy for suicide prevention

When Laura Trujillo was young, her mother made her Halloween costumes by hand and attended swim meets and softball games. After Trujillo had her own children, her mom often accompanied them to Disneyland, hitting “all the scary rides with the kids.”

By Trilce Estrada Olvera, Deanna Pistono and Ana Aragon Sierra, Special to Cronkite News September 13, 2022