The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Suicide among the nation’s youth has long been a serious matter calling for more attention from legislators and policy makers. And for U.S. Senator Gordon Smith that call happened in September, 2003 when his adopted son, Garrett Lee Smith, committed suicide after a long battle with depression. In the wake of Garrett Lee Smith’s tragic suicide, Senator Smith introduced the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (P.L. 108-355) to Congress which became the “first federal law to provide specific funding for youth suicide prevention programs” (Continued authorization of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, 2011). Accordingly, the following report provides a discussion and analysis of the Garrett lee Smith story....The end:
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