Our Son Was A Bright, But Troubled Boy There Was No Warning
Did you see it coming? You must have noticed something. How can you not know your child was suffering? These were just some of the questions that we faced after our son’s suicide. My wife and I were always at a loss for words. Our son was a gem – always prioritizing work, a brilliant student and was always on top of things.
That illusion shattered into a million pieces when I opened the garage door and saw my son dangling from the ceiling. After his death, my wife and I found out he was taking anti depressants that were prescribed by a local clinic. This was a shocker, but what was abhorrent was the sheer lack of responsibility they took.
What You Need To Know About People Who Are Suicidal
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, taking the lives of around 47,000 Americans every year.
Signs to Look Out for
People of any gender, socioeconomic status, race, or age may feel suicidal at any point in their life. Suicide does not discriminate.
Tragedy Strikes Without Warning
No parent should have to bury their child. ‘My Name is Dad’ is a heartbreaking story of loss about a family who lost their son and had to force themselves to move on after he was gone. Learn how we coped with the loss, moved into a new home in a new state and chose kindness to honor his legacy.