MH teen kills self

Morgan Hill
– Brian Enos, a 19-year-old Morgan Hill resident and Live Oak
High Class of 2003 graduate, committed suicide early Thursday
morning. He was found in his pickup, parked near Llagas Avenue and
Shadowbrook Lane, a somewhat rural area in west Morgan Hill, at
4:20am.
Morgan Hill – Brian Enos, a 19-year-old Morgan Hill resident and Live Oak High Class of 2003 graduate, committed suicide early Thursday morning. He was found in his pickup, parked near Llagas Avenue and Shadowbrook Lane, a somewhat rural area in west Morgan Hill, at 4:20am.

According to the Santa County Coroner’s Office, he died from a single gunshot wound less than an hour before he was located.

Morgan Hill Police Lt. Joe Sampson said Enos reportedly had received counseling for depression in the past.

An active Live Oak student, Enos was one of the founding members of the Live Oak Patriot Club.

“He loved his country, he was ultra, ultra patriotic,” his mother said.

In remembering Brian, his mother said she hopes other teens who are feeling depressed, considering suicide or just troubled will realize there’s always someone to turn to.

“You can always find a friend, or another adult, if you can’t talk to your parents or your family,” she said. “Even when your problems seem overwhelming, you have to reach out to someone. You have to realize that when you make a decision like this, the effects it will have on all the people around you, people who love you.”

While at Live Oak, Enos played junior varsity basketball. He was an avid poker player, according to his mother, and extremely proud of his black Ford pickup.

He was a part of competition dance teams from the time he was 6.

He had been working for more than two years at the Reebok outlet in Gilroy, and had recently taken a job with Sprint, his mother said.

A vigil service was held for Enos Monday at Johnson Funeral Home, 17720 Monterey Road.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am today at St. Catherine Church, 17400 Peak Ave., Morgan Hill.

Teens or others in crisis or needing advice on dealing with someone in crisis can call the Eastfield Ming Quong, a child and adolescent crisis program, at 379-9085, or Community Solutions at 683-4118.

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