Suicide Hurts: Love Heals

August 14, 2014 8:17 PM

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Suicide Hurts: Love Heals

When I heard the news about Robin William's apparent suicide, I quickly slipped into a deep sadness. I didn't know him personally, but I felt connected to him. We shared the same birthday (July 21), lived in the same area, and I've loved all of his work. Also, I know how much suicide hurts. Not in the obvious way for Robin, but for all his friends and family left behind.

Suicide has been woven into the fabric of my life since 1990, when my 23-year-old sister drove to an empty parking lot in the middle of the night and shot herself in the head. She had no history of depression and seemed like a perfectly normal young woman. If you've ever lost someone to suicide, you...

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