Ex-Raider’s family tackles youth suicide epidemic

November is a month filled with significant events and holidays, including Native American Heritage Month, Veterans Day, Movember and Thanksgiving. It is typically a time for reflection and appreciation.

While I am thankful for the work of so many people and organizations, I would like to recognize one special family this month: the Thomases.

I have been fortunate enough to share space with Martha and Chris Thomas, who are the parents of Ella and Solomon Thomas, a former Raiders and current New York Jets defensive lineman.

The Thomases are the epitome of a loving, caring and giving family. However, tragedy struck in January 2018, when Ella died by suicide. She was 24 and had battled anxiety and depression.

Read the full article from Dr. Sheldon A. Jacobs on ReviewJournal.com