When Words Fail: Lessons From a Father Grieving His Teen's Suicide

November 7, 2014 1:06 PM

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Recently, my world was turned upside down. My 19-year-old son succumbed to the illness of depression and took his own life. As many have said previously, this pain is something no parent should have to endure. There are no words to express the depth of the guilt, anger, sadness, and sorrow that is felt by a parent when their child dies so young, especially one who was surrounded by as much love and faced a future with as much promise as my son, Lucas.

There are no words that can console me. Any death is a sad and difficult thing for the family members of the departed, but it's also difficult for the family and friends who support them. Each tries to find the words that may help their own grieving and assist in alleviating the torment of those lef...

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