Sue Klebold, mother of the shooter Dylan Klebold in the horrible tragedy that happened at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, in Columbine, Colorado, has made many efforts to prevent such events from happening again. Her book and talk discusses how to look for signs and actions a parent can take to help stop this American tragedy. See her video and link to her book below.
Besides her Ted Talk, she also has a book called A Mother’s Reckoning, which goes deeply into the issues at hand. Sue has donated many if not all profits from her book to mental illness charities as well.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, Sue Klebold struggled to reconcile her love for her son with the immense pain and loss caused by his actions. She dedicated herself to gaining a deeper understanding of mental health, depression, and violence, hoping to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Sue Klebold has been actively involved in raising awareness about mental health issues and advocating for suicide prevention. She has spoken publicly about her experiences as a parent and has worked to promote compassion and understanding for those affected by mental illness.