How a suicide victim's former teacher is honoring her life
December 11, 2015
Edward Modica has drafted a bill that would push colleges to keep mental health experts on staff
At 19, Madison Holleran was a talented runner on University of Pennsylvania's track and field team. But in 2014, she took her own life — just weeks after she sought help for depression — by jumping off a nearby parking garage. Now, her former fifth-grade teacher is trying to honor her life through legislation that would push colleges to keep health care professionals who have training in mental health issues on staff. In this America Tonight excerpt, Lisa Fletcher speaks with Edward Modica, Holleran's former teacher, about how his bill will help save other others like her.