Suicide in the Community

Suicide in the CommunityToday I’d like to write about something serious and sad.

About something that happens and you can’t plan it, your hands are bound and you can do nothing against it, and you might even feel guilty about it. It’s about the rare occasions when you face a suicide amongst the members of your community.

Everyone knows how to react when they read a suicide threat (immediately inform the police, don’t judge if s/he could be just kidding, try to gather all relevant information to help police finding and – if need be – saving him/her). But some times there is no threat. There is no Goodbye posting, no letter to the community, nothing that could prepare you for a community member actually killing him/herself.

About two years ago, one of my community members committed suicide.

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