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Tabatha Gayle Anderson Memorial

Tabatha Gayle Anderson
Tabatha Gayle Anderson

Remembering an Angel:
Tabatha Gayle Anderson

by Kevin Caruso

Tabatha Gayle Anderson was a beautiful, outgoing, cheerful, and bright girl with a wonderful smile.

"Tabatha was the happiest and most outgoing child I have ever known," said Tabatha's mom, Tiny. "Tab was such a unique person; there will never be another like her."

But Tabatha went through some tough times when she entered high school. She had difficulty adjusting and she began hanging around with the wrong group of kids – kids that had a very bad influence on her. She constantly skipped classes and her grades plummeted.

She also began drinking and taking drugs.

Her parents were divorced and she was living with her father at the time. But her father was not helpful to her. He allowed her to do almost anything that she wanted and he did not communicate well with her. He did not keep track of where she was, did not show much concern for her, did not enforce any discipline on her, and did not pick up on signs that she needed help.

So Tabatha quickly developed a serious alcohol and drug problem.

Tabatha also began to suffer from depression. And clinical depression, drug abuse, and excessive alcohol consumption is a very dangerous combination.

And when Tabatha saw her mother, she hid her problems from her, so her mom did not realize that she needed help.

On March 14, 2001, Tabatha entered her room and hanged herself.

She was 14 years old.

Tabatha had told some of her friends that she was going to kill herself. Yet none of her friends told anyone.

Tabatha's mother calls her "God's beautiful angel."

And she is God's beautiful angel.

We miss you Tabatha.


It is extremely disquiting to know that Tabatha told some of her friends that she was going to kill herself, and yet her friends did not tell anyone.

Suicide can never be a secret.

If someone tells you that they are suicidal, you must tell others, and you must get help for that person immediately -- 100% of the time.

Please click below to learn more.

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It is also rather disquieting that Tabatha had a drug and alcohol problem and did not receive help.

If you have a drug or alcohol problem, please reach out for help now.

And if you know someone who has a drug or alchohol problem, please make sure that they get help.

Please click below for additional information and for drug and alcohol hotlines.

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Also, all schools should have a suicide prevention program so people like Tabatha will be able to reach out for help.

You may obtain a free program by clicking below.

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