Radio host Delilah's teen son dies of suicide after battling depression

NEAR PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (Valley News Live) - Syndicated radio host Delilah posted on Facebook that her teenaged son, Zachariah, took his life last week after “battling depression for some time.”

Delilah shared the news on Facebook Saturday. She asked her 1.4 million followers for prayers for her son and “all suffering from this debilitating disease called depression.”

“He was being treated, counseled, and embraced fiercely by family and friends while battling depression for some time now” she wrote. “My heart is broken beyond repair and I can not fathom how to go on ... but I have to believe he is at peace with the Lord and that God will get us through,” she wrote.

“I will be absent from the radio and on social media for a time as I grieve and try to process this loss with my family. ... I’ll look forward to my return, as you all lift me up so very much!”

Her Facebook’s cover photo has been updated to show the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255. It offers free, 24-hour emotional support for people in distress, as well as resources that provide aid.