Radio Host Delilah Shares News of Her Son's Suicide

Radio host Delilah Rene, best known for her nightly radio song request and dedication program, announced on Saturday that her son, Zachariah, died by suicide 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 that God will get us through,” she wrote. 

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 — and there is help for people who are feeling suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741Head here 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 suicide prevention resources page.

If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Photo via Delilah’s Facebook page

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