Four years later: “Without Tim” Web site

On April 26, 2008, Manasquan High School was devastated by the loss of a student, Tim Schenke, who committed suicide. I remember where I was when I heard the news. I was at the school’s production of Jeckyll and Hyde and found out during intermission. That night, hundreds of students gathered outside the school to hold a candlelight vigil. Here, students wrote messages on the wall, people spoke and music could be heard in the background. It was unbelievable- something we never experienced before and did not know how to get through it.

Four years later, the school and surrounding community are still picking up the pieces- from this loss and the subsequent suicides that followed 😦 .

Tim’s mother, Lisa Schenke, has created a website and Facebook page dedicated to helping teens, parents and friends dealing with the prospects of suicide. The site is also a place for updates on her memoir, “Without Tim: A Son’s Fall to Suicide, A Mother’s Rise from Grief.”


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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2 Responses to Four years later: “Without Tim” Web site

  1. Lisa Schenke says:

    Thank you so much for your support Haley.

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