As a beloved son, brother, friend, and family member, Brandon Cory Barrick is being remembered for the gift he was to many. His journey began December 18, 1990 and he was raised in Washington state. After graduating from Mt. Tahoma High School, he attended Washington State University where he became a true Cougar fan. At the age of 23 years, Brandon suffered a severe depressive episode and was diagnosed with mental illness. He had taken prescribed medications for six years but decided in 2019 that he would no longer continue taking them. His mother Teresa Mizell shares that on May 14, 2020 “…he went on to another journey. We will miss his love, loyalty, and making us laugh. Much love to my son”.
Nothing is more painful or heartbreaking than the loss of a child, and our hearts go out to Teresa Mizell and her family. The struggles with depression and other types of mental illness is difficult and real. In hopes of bringing about mental health awareness, the family has set up a memorial fund In Brandon’s name with donations going to NAMI Pierce County. If you would like to donate in his memory, please click here: https://namipierce.org/donate_now/
You can also share your fond memories of Brandon with the family on their Facebook page.