INSPIRES ONE WOMAN TOMAKE A DIFFERENCE INA UNIQUE WAY.FORMER NEWSCHANNELFIVE ANCHOR MIRANDAKHAN IS ON A MISSIONAND AS WPTV'S TANIAROGERS EXPLAINS,SHE'S PUTTING HERWRITING SKILLS TOWORK IN A DIFFERENTWAY."I don't want anybodyto go through what Iwent through, I justdon't.MIRANDA KHAN GETEMOTIONAL ABOUT HERSISTER MEREDITH, WHODIED BY SUICIDE THREEYEARS AGO."It was devastating.The darkest day of mylife.""It's the secondleading cause ofdeath for ourmilitary servicemembers.
It's secondleading cause ofdeath for our youngpeople and we stilldon't want to talkabout it.
And I getit because I couldn'tsay it."MIRANDA SAYS MEREDITHWANTED TO WRITECHILDRENS' BOOKS."I discovered a lotof notes goingthrough her apartmentshe talked about thischildren's book."MEREDITH EVEN HAD THETITLE-- "THE BLOSSOMSOF FLORALAND."MIRANDA FINISHEDWRITING THE BOOKABOUT FRIENDSHIPSTHAT MEREDITHSTARTED.FOR MIRANDA, IT'SABOUT RAISINGAWARENESS ABOUTSUICIDE."I think it'simportant that wetalk about it it's ahuge epidemic and ifwe are just silentabout it we willnever tackle theproblem."THERE'S HELP FORTHOSE GRIEVING A LOSSTHROUGH VARIOUSEVENTS... AND AT THESAME TIME HELP FORTHOSE WHO ARETHINKING ABOUT TAKINGTHEIR LIVES."There's a lot ofhope.
Suicide ispreventable we allknow that.
It'ssomething that wehave to talk about tohelp more people.""We need to talkabout suicide, wedo."TANIA ROGERS, WPTV,NEWSCHANNEL FIVE