A creative life lived to the fullest

Justin Daniel Croach 1978 - 1996

Justin Croach Young

Justin could have changed the world with just his smile.


He had a charismatic personality with a smile that lit up the room. Free spirited with a good heart and kind nature, Justin was always full of energy. He had a good sense of humor and just loved to laugh.


Justin was an adventurous rule breaker, testing the limits with his love for skateboarding, bicycling, and snowboarding. He held family and friends close to his heart.

He had a true passion for the arts, finding peace and comfort through music, always questioning life, happiness and the ways of the world.


Justin also hid a lot of pain. He struggled with depression and other elements, causing his hopes and dreams, goals and aspirations to deteriorate.


Tragically, Justin lost his battle with depression at the age of eighteen. Justin’s life and death had a deep impact on all.


The number one cause of suicide is untreated depression.


If you, or anyone you know is struggling with depression, addiction, bullying or abuse, please talk to someone. There is help available.


With help and in time, the tides will turn, the sun will rise, and the next day will be better than the day before.

Justin and Mom

The world is not a better place without you in it.

Talk to someone who understands

Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Call the Massac Mental Health Crisis Line