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Annette J. Saylor

Thanks, Father for your insight, comfort and compassion. My son took his life 2 1/2 years ago, I grieve every day and know I was unable to prevent it. He was depressed, it was untreated, it was terminal, just as cancer, heart disease are terminal. Through this journey, I have found wonderful people, comfort and now peace.


My sister did tell my parents And her husband that she was going to kill herself and they didn't do anything. She attempted many times and finally succeeded but never got or accepted the help she needed for bipolar. None of her siblings were informed about these numerous attempts or comments.

Brenda Blohm

How I wish I would have been more educated about depression before my son Travis passed by suicide on September 12, 2013. That morning I ordered two (2) books on my Kindle...both books about depression. On my drive home from work at 4:30 p.m., I got the call that Travis (how do I word it) used his dad's shotgun to take his life. I was maybe a quarter mile from his house (which I go by on my way home from work). Your article is right on...every single word. I wish I knew then what I know now. I'll forever feel guilt thinking I should have seen it, I shouldn't have let him leave my place the night before, I should have done 100 other things that I didn't do. Mental illness needs to be talked about, whether people are uncomfortable with it or not. My son was 22 years old...way to young to leave this earth. Thank you for a much needed article.

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