Mary and Ed Ternan

Mary and Ed Ternan are the founders of Song for Charlie, a national family-run nonprofit charity dedicated to raising awareness about ‘fentapills’ — fake pills made of fentanyl. After the sudden loss of their son Charlie, they created Song for Charlie with one goal: to bring awareness to counterfeit prescription pills being sold online targeting young people. Learn more at SongforCharlie.org

Teen Health

How to talk to kids about fentanyl—from parents who have experienced its devastation

After losing their son Charlie, Mary and Ed Ternan made it their mission to inform young people and their families about the dangers of fentanyl and, increasingly, other chemicals in the drug supply.