Reaction to the suicide of CMR student Ryan Clancy has been sobering; many students are bewildered and sad. Others are wondering what can be done to prevent such tragedies: more counseling, better communication, education about depression and mental health? And on a more practical note, some are wondering if metal detectors in local schools might help. For a community like Great Falls, that would indeed be a sad intrusion of “big-city” reality.
And about Ryan Clancy: does anyone have any memories that they would like to share? Can anyone tell us about Ryan, and what his friendship meant to them?