some of you've seen the articles that I've written before on the topic of suicide.
Not many people know that I was personally affected by suicide.
The emotional hurt stemmed from two things:
1- The loss of my father
2- The inability of those around me to show empathy.
I will never be able to fully comprehend why he did what he did.
But that's not the point.
I found those who knew that he died by suicide unable to contextualize their own responses and show empathy.
But that's not really the worst part of it
It wasn't until 2014 when I was asked to speak on a panel of faith leaders and suicide prevention specialists that I first spoke about it publicly.
But when I got there and I heard other faith leaders mentioned how they had been affected by family and friends...
Also at this time that I started putting pen to paper, researching more to create the articles that you've read.
So the other articles are found at the bottom of it
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