World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10


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.

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