A teacher takes her own life

15203381_10155003937062448_2079322514018410301_nAt far too young of an age, students in Litchfield Renville are learning a painful lesson about life: Sometimes, depression leads people to take their own life.

In this case, it’s their fifth-grade teacher, the West Central Tribune reports.

Megan Licklider Twernbold took her own life over the weekend. Her sister writes on Facebook that she’d been battling depression for “some time.”

“We’re a very close-knit bunch of people here. Everyone is taking a role. The healing of our staff and students is very important to us,” Renville County West Superintendent Michelle Mortensen told the paper.

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  • Anna

    Another young life snuffed out too soon.

    As we’ve seen time and time again, the wicked thing about severe depression is that the patient hides it so very well until it leads to such agony that death seems the only way out.

    It is sad and maddening at the same time.

    My condolences to her family, especially her husband and her son. Their lives will never be the same and I’m sure they will always ask themselves that question that always comes up when a suicide occurs, “What more could I have done?”

    RIP, Megan.

    This is not the way I wanted to start my day, Bob. You have to stop doing this to us.

  • corrie patrick

    thank you for continuing to shed light on mental health issues.

    • crystals

      Amen.