I thought this joint post was far too important not to be shared, and as widely as possible.
Suicide has touched our family, as in members of my family have been affected by other’s choices to end their lives, and it has spread devastating and heartbroken ripples.
There, I’ve said enough. Just read please.
She says, by @mammapolitico
Not a topic that gets blogged about often is it, Suicide? Not a common subject for discussion around the dinner table, or something you chat to your friends about over a coffee. If the scary subject of suicide has ever touched even the edges of your life, I bet it was skirted around and then pushed away to the back of the drawer marked “Things that happen but we don’t ever talk about”
The door was barricaded from the other side. The bed or some other heavy furniture had been pushed up against it. This was the wrong way round, wasn’t it? I was the teenager going through exam stress, learning how to be a grownup. The ‘grownup’ was on the other side of the door, making incomprehensible and barely audible speeches. I could hear the pain in his voice and didn’t know what to do…
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