By Jan Cadero
September 14, 2009
I lost my 28 year old son less than two months ago to suicide. It makes you question so many things in your day to day life, and how you raised this person, and what was going through their minds at the time. My son did leave a note, that really did not answer all our questions, but I also know that it could not have been an easy decision for him. He left behind two beautiful children, a huge family that loved him, as well has a great number of friends, but that was obviously not enough to keep him here.
I think what is important is
that there were signs, but at the time you don't see them. After
the fact, they all make sense.
We go to the doctor for a check
up on our heart, our lungs, our eyes, our cholesterol level,
etc., but how many have a mental health check up. We associate
mental health with whacked out people. We are all too proud to
say that we have gone to see a mental health doctor or are considering
it. We could all use a mental health check up.
We can all use a mental health check up.
We can't fully understand what makes people do what they do, all I know is that my son was in a lot of pain, and this was his way of dealing with his pain.
About: "Having just lost a 28 year old son to suicide, I feel compelled to respond to this 17 year olds letter."
Received September 12, 2009 - Published September 14, 2009
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