“It was a somber moment seared in Judy Alvarenga’s mind when she heard that four Rancho Cucamonga students died by suicide in a two week period during the fall 2018 school year.
‘When I heard the news for the first time I experienced a bunch of different phases of emotions like shock, sadness and confusion,’ Alvarenga told NBCLA. ‘You wonder why someone as young as 10-years-old feels like their only solution is to end their own life. As a parent myself, that is the stuff you cannot get out of your mind.'”