We just had returned from my father-in-law’s funeral when I got the call . . .
In 1999 she published an article in Schizophrenia Bulletin titled “First-Person Account: Coming Apart—A Tribute to Mark.” It describes the life and death (by suicide) of her older brother Mark, who had a diagnosis of schizophrenia . . .
As a graduate house manager for family housing at a large land-grant University in the South, I was fortunate to be able to work with a wonderful staff of graduate students who were very diverse in race, gender, culture, and in many other ways . . .
On April 27, 1998, my good friend Pam, the mother of my goddaughters, killed herself violently while on the phone with her therapist . . .
I never knew my uncle Christopher. I only saw his face in pictures that my mother kept in an album . . .
He was 30. His life awaited him with open arms, only to be shocked by his choice . . .