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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and would have been my dad’s 64th birthday. My dad died by suicide in January of 2015. Suicide and mental health are topics our family openly talks about. Every year 800,000 people around the world die by suicide. When someone dies by suicide their family, friends and communityContinue reading “World Suicide Prevention Day”

Let’s Talk

It has been five Let’s Talk Days since my dad died by suicide. For people just learning about Bell Let’s Talk Day, that means my dad has been gone for five years. Below is the first of many blogs I have written about his death. It is the first post I wrote really addressing myContinue reading “Let’s Talk”

Flourish After a Suicide

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and would have been my dad’s 60th birthday. My dad died by suicide in January of 2015. My life was forever changed by suicide that January, though my family was not able to openly talk about suicide until we received the coroner’s final decision in March 2016. I don’tContinue reading “Flourish After a Suicide”