Small Communities

Let's Talk About Suicide

Gerald McEachern | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Living
Gerald McEachern

There have been two recent suicides in our small community, which I find distressing. When a suicide happens we usually learn about it from the local whispering network, but rarely from the news. The reason is obvious: local media still protect surviving families from guilt or shame. Suicide is too common, yet preventable, and the the subject is still taboo.