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Radio Host Delilah Shares News of Her Son's Suicide

Radio host DelilahĀ Rene, best known for her nightly radio song request and dedication program, announced on Saturday that her son, Zachariah, died by suicideĀ early Tuesday morning.

“He was being treated, counseled, and embraced fiercely by family and friends while battling depression for some time now. My heart is broken beyond repair and I can not fathom how to go on…but I have to believe he is at peace with the Lord and thatĀ God will get us through,” she wrote.Ā 

Rene also shared that she would be absent from radio and social media and that stations will re-air past shows in the meantime.

“Please pray for my beloved Zacky, and I will pray for all suffering from this debilitating disease called depression,” she wrote.

If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone ā€” andĀ there is help for people who are feeling suicidal. You can call theĀ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline atĀ 1-800-273-8255Ā or text ā€œSTARTā€ toĀ 741-741.Ā HeadĀ hereĀ for a list of crisis centers around the world.

For anyone who has lost a child to suicide, click here for a list of resources for suicide loss survivors.

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicideĀ prevention resourcesĀ page.

If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline atĀ 1-800-273-8255,Ā the Trevor Project atĀ 1-866-488-7386Ā or text ā€œSTARTā€ toĀ 741-741.

Photo via Delilah’s Facebook page