Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 


Suicide Victims's Story Draws Attention To New Suicide Hotline


June 30, 2022

For the Observer

Nickolaus Gehrig, left, and his father, Rick Gehrig, enjoy some peace and serenity before their untimely passings. Rick died of COVID last October.

Ten days before he committed suicide at the Union Pacific caboose in downtown Kimball, Nick Gehrig spent 30 minutes walking, talking, and recording his deepest darkest feelings for a social media audience. His video, titled "Suicidal Thoughts. The realist talk you will EVER hear," was his cry for help, but the social media audience that he appealed to did not help or notify anyone.

Julia Gehrig of Kimball, the stepmother of Nickolaus Gehrig, wished that he, Nick, would have reached out in another way. Julia said, "Something Nick wanted, he wanted people to understand and he wanted to connec...

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