Cassidy Andel was a 16-year-old from Cooperstown, North Dakota who hung herself at her home on November 4, 2010. I wrote of Cassidy’s death in, “Bullycide: My time has come, and so I’m gone” Cassidy was bullied beyond her ability to cope. Her friends have created a Facebook Tribute Page and the Cassidy family issued an open letter concerning their daughter’s suicide. In the letter they note how Cassidy suffered from depression and anxiety Family of Cassidy Andel Releases Open Letter and there have been numerous video tributes to Cassidy on the internet. I have selected two, take the time and watch them both.
Christopher Burgess (@burgessct) is a writer, speaker and commentator on security issues. He is a former Senior Security Advisor to Cisco and served 30+ years within the CIA which awarded him the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal upon his retirement. Christopher co-authored the book, “Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost, Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century”. He also founded the non-profit: Senior Online Safety.