Ohio suicide deaths rose in 2021 after two-year decline
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May 17, 2023Read more →
The Columbus Dispatch
In January 2020, while attending the funeral of a young teen who died by suicide, I thought about what I could offer this mother and father who were saying goodbye to their only daughter.
I listened to classmates of the teen’s comfort each other and question what they could have done differently to save their friend’s life.
As I reached the mother of this young girl, I introduced myself and said, “I’m sorry.”
Before I could continue, the mother interrupted me, took my shoulders with her hands, and looked me in the eyes and simply asked, “I’m never going to be the same, am I?”
I looked back at the grieving mother and quietly said, “No, you aren’t.”