How Do I Cope with a Suicide in My Family?

Name Withheld “John’s gone.” I slumped down into the closest chair, holding the phone to my ear. “John? Gone?” Vibrant, healthy, so full of life, just six weeks after his 38th birthday . . . must have been a terrible car accident . . . “He hung himself. [Long pause] I’m so sorry.” The reality slowly sunk in. My brother-in-law John – graduate student, in the prime of life, with everything to live for – wonderful wife, four charming children ages four to twelve, a promising career ahea...
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