September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. I’ve written previously about suicide in an aboriginal community in Canada, but of course suicide is not limited to aboriginal people. Here’s a sensitive yet powerful article in today’s Montreal Gazette:
I was just a kid when my best friend’s dad took his own life, upstairs, alone in his bed. I barely knew him. Yet, his death profoundly affected my life. Thirty years on, the family can talk about it, but not publicly in a way that would identify them. It’s still too hard. So we’ll call my friend Tom.
Read the full article.