by Sue Whitty
When there is a suicide, it creates a whirlwind of emotions for those left behind. People affected ask themselves how they didn’t see it or what they could have done differently to prevent it. Many of these questions, though, cannot be answered easily, and loved ones are left feeling confused in their grief.
Thoughts of suicide are more common than most of us might imagine. For every person who completes suicide, there are many others who have seriously thought about it. Thankfully, many find the connections and answers they need to go on living. Others can be prevented, too; this takes more of our attention and care.
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