My husband Gregory took his life July 1, 2010 after job loss. I am fairly certain he was suffering from mental illness in silence. He prided himself with being a very strong man and probably considered mental issues as a weakness as I have learned is not unique to my husband.
I have since learned a lot about mental illness and suicide and currently give presentations, interviews, and facilitate a suicide survivor’s support group in the Quad Cities area. I have dedicated my life to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide and know that ending the stigma around getting help for this illness is all important to prevention of suicide.
This is the generation that will end the stigma…get the word out there and continue doing the good work you are doing.