Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Boy Driven to Suicide By Social Isolation Brought About by Pandemic (August 5th, 2020)

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Landon Fuller
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: The parents of an 11-year-old boy who killed himself this past April say they believe he was driven to suicide by the social isolation brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

To everyone who knew him, Landon Fuller was the curious and intelligent young boy who loved Marvel, DC, Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Pokemon, Harry Potter, and the innumerable other things that those his age thrived upon, according to a GoFundMe page.

But without warning, Landon rode to a field near his Hobbs, New Mexico, home in April and took his own life. His parents, Katrina and James Fuller, recently spoke about his death and said they still don't know what drove him to take such an extreme measure. They said the only clues they got came from his journal, which indicated that the social isolation necessitated by Covid-19 had taken a heavier toll than they could have imagined....

Now, the Fullers urge other parents to talk to their children even if they seem fine. "I hope his story can at least save at least one life. If so, then his death wasn’t in vain," Katrina said.