Awareness, education and communication are critical in understanding mental illness and preventing suicide. Below is a list of resources that Tommy’s mother has found helpful in the aftermath of their tragedy. Some are very personal, others are from national or governmental agencies. The Signs of Suicide Click here for Know the Signs of Suicide, a list provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

In the Time of Tragedy after Tommy’s death we were in shock. What had happened? How could it have happened? Why did it happen? Regardless of age or one’s relationship with Tommy we were struggling for answers and understanding. Two talks were extremely helpful and widely distributed for all to read and ponder.

Remembering Tom Fuss/Asking Hard Questions Belmont Hill All-School Meeting 5 November 2006
Talk Delivered by Richard Melvoin, Headmaster

Mass of the Resurrection for Thomas R. Fuss 8 November 2006
Homily by Reverend Paul Soper