Micaiah Thomas, 24-year-old a graduate from ASU College committed suicide on July 15, 2021, after dealing with mental health issues at his home in Tempe. Micaiah was a bright young man. He attended Duke University Summer Studies Program for Academically Gifted Students after receiving a near perfect score on the College Board SAT in 2010 at the age of 13. He was active in the Model United Nations Programs in college and spoke in front of thousands delivering a powerful speech on equality. He loved to travel and went abroad to Europe and spent the summer of 2018 in Prague.
He was a free spirit and loved hanging out with his friends although his best friend was his twin brother, Micah that he looked up to and adored. He would help everyone he met and always had a heart for the underprivileged. Micaiah had a utopia mind set and we would often say he was too pure for this world. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and a loyal friend to many.
What will be missed most of all of Micaiah is his love for people and his infectious laugh, hanging out with his family and friends.
The Micaiah E. Thomas Memorial Fund has been established with the purpose of raising awareness in the Black community regarding mental health issues and suicide. Many of our churches and our community are silent on the epidemic and the Thomas Family is eager to work at breaking down the stigma and the silence.