Brendan James Clarke was 14-years-old when he took his life on November 11, 2010. Brendan lived in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and was a freshman at Stroudsburg Jr. High School. Speaking in January 2011, Brendan’s mother Anne Marie Butler-Clarke said that her son never showed any obvious symptoms; though he had stopped playing his video games, she attributed that to being more involved at school. When she realized something might be wrong, she attempted to make an appointment with a psychiatrist, but all local doctors were booked. She noted, she didn’t know that a general practitioner could address depression.
While information is thin on the bullying endured by Brendan, this tribute put together by his friends references such.
RIP Brendan Clarke a memorial: