Readers react to redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Hilinksi’s apparent suicide Tuesday. If you or someone you know is in need, WSU Counseling and Psychological Services can be contacted at 509-335-2159.
Scott Thompson: “I am completely shocked and at a loss for words. This is so incredibly tragic. He was so young and so talented.”
Cindy Vedder Clement: “So so sad. So much promise and potential. My condolences.”
Jess Canterberry: “It doesn’t matter how young or talented he was. He is a person, that is all that matters.”
Michael Harris: “Life is very fragile, there is a tipping point for some. Relationships, the pressures of growing up, the pressure of maintaining grades while competing in a sport at a high level all put a heavy finger on that scale. That finger always pushes down on one side of the scale, we try to push back … We just need to be aware of those among us who are broken and offer a hand, kind words, support. A smile.”