Understanding Suicide

Please take the time to read this brilliantly written article. So much of what is written is so true.

Shirley's Heaven

I was cleaning out my e-mail box and came across an article that a friend sent me awhile back. I must have skimmed over it the first time around, as I often do with lengthy e-mails.    After reading the entire article today, I am impressed by the author’s ability to avoid cliché sentiments about the topic while delving into the kind of pain and suffering depression can cause, leading to a person’s decision to end his or her life.

It is lengthy but worth reading for anyone who has ever lost someone to suicide.


E-mail, texting and instant messaging all have places in our lives. But I believe I have relied too much on them, often replacing personal contact with letters and words and symbols that are like the Buckingham Palace Grenadier Guards – conveying no emotion, revealing no subtlety. They…

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About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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2 Responses to Understanding Suicide

  1. jmgoyder says:

    Just saw this!


  2. gatito2 says:

    It’s a great article.


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