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Editor's Note: This article contains mentions of depression, suicide and suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or thoughts of suicide, you can call Talk Suicide Canada at 1-833-456-4566.

The moment Kim Prosser learned that her 19-year-old son Ashtyn had died by suicide, she says she dropped to the floor, where she lay "shaking and so cold."

Ashtyn was one of at least 100 people who police say died after a Canadian man sold him a substance over the internet that was used to assist people with suicides.

The seller — Kenneth Law has been accused of sending as many as 1,200 packages across dozens of countries since 2020. Arrested in May, he is facing multiple charges of "counselling or aiding suicide" as a sprawling international investigation unfolds.

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