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Matt Yan, Editor
2:05 am CDT September 16, 2015

Sometimes beauty can come out of tragedy.

When Joanne Meyers’ daughter Elyssa succumbed to her battle with mental illness 11 years ago, Meyers was beyond devastated. Refusing to let Elyssa’s name and spirit fade away, Meyers began teaching suicide prevention at Northfield’s Links - North Shore Youth Health Service — now known as Angles — and broke off to found a nonprofit in 2006, channeling her energy into preventing anyone else from losing a child to suicide.