I received the following note today:
I am glad to have just discovered your site--Some names of people I
have known who have comitted suicide:
A teen ager who accidentally comitted suicide while playing Russian
roulette with his father's pistol --"Brother" (1951)
--my best friend's mother with severe depression (she was like a
loving aunt to me): --Fanny (1979)
--and my friend's uncle (name unknown) who had committed suicide some
years previously: --"Fanny's brother"
A homesick African college student I was tutoring in English in 1968:
Another fellow college student who drank herself to death because she
couldn't deal with the voices in her head: --Mary (1969)
My step-Uncle's elderly widower father who committed suicide after
his beloved dog was taken from him when he was being coerced to go
into a nursing home: -- Earl. (1970?)
Student age 16 who committed suicide (2010) on the first anniversary
of his mother's cancer death :--Jules
please pray also for his father, Chris , especially on the next
--Also all the elderly British people one reads about in UK
newspapers who fly to the Swiss suicide clinic because they will not
endure death from painful sickness.
--Also in the UK a couple of single mothers who killed their
handicapped children, and then themselves, because they were
depressed, exhausted and overwhelmed as carers.