eCoronado.com contacted the CHP to confirm details of this incident, but are not able to release information regarding suicide cases. We have learned that the deceased is Bobby Mansueto and graduated from CHS in 2011. The deceased's father, Robert Mansueto, posted this on his Facebook page regarding the death of his son:
The counseling department at CHS has provided information regarding counseling for depression, suicidal thoughts and coping with this loss. The counseling department encourages everyone to get help and grieve in a positive way. Often suicide is not linked to depression but depression is an illness that can lead to suicide.
Suicide Prevention Resources Available:
-Any CHS Student can go to the counseling office at any time or call (619) 522-8911.
-National 24Hour Hotline: 1-800-273-talk
-American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org
-this organization was at CHS's suicide prevention week earlier this year
-the organization is made up of volunteers who have experienced a loss in their life
Coronado Loses Another Teen to Suicide by Maggie Hannegan
Yet another young person lost their life in our community yesterday. He died last weekend after jumping from the Coronado bridge. He was a life-long resident of our town. He joins over a dozen kids that my children grew up with who have died from suicide, drug overdoses, and accidents. It is tragic. These are your neighbors and your children's classmates. Our families, our schools and our community are failing these kids. How can we come together to stop this epidemic? I am no expert in psychology nor in raising children. I just pray that a town with as many resources as Coronado has could focus attention on something so very critical to our times.
My children at 21 and 23 have had more friends who have died than I do at 50. This issue seems to be swept under the town's rug because it doesn't jibe with the picture of perfection our civic leaders want painted of Coronado. There are no articles in the paper focusing on teen depression, suicide, drug use. When will the Coronado community come together to work to solve this horrific problem--far more important than all the hoopla over the tunnel, the traffic or the latest cause of the day the "Villagers" are up in arms over. SAFE hasn't worked. The police force hasn't helped. We, the people, need to wake up.
There is something terrible going on in paradise.