Break Down the Doors
I lost my brother to suicide at 13. I can speak firsthand, it is a devastating and horrific tragedy for any family to endure. If I can be a change agent to break down the doors of shame and despair around this subject matter, then so be it! Let’s get this “taboo” issue out of the dark and into the light! Brilliant people like my brother Michael, Robin Williams, Laurie Boncimino and others would be with us today if they had the tools to cope when life hits us in the gut. Discussion is a good start. Education is another step. An organization I’m involved with is American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. Let’s get at this people! We can help prevent other people’s brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, moms and dads from such an outcome.
Hear or read more, from NBC news: “Robin Williams’ Death Sparks Public Dialogue About Suicide”.