September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Read and share stories to honor survivors whose loved ones died by gun suicide.

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Lawrence Richard Weidman

More than 30 years ago, my children’s father committed suicide with a gun. Even though there was a history of suicide in his family, he also had a long history of alcoholism and had been drinking heavily before this.

His suicide has deeply affected his children to this day in many ways. Even though he and I had been divorced for many years prior, it seems like just yesterday. For a long time I blamed myself because I didn’t understand what he was telling me for several months beforehand, but I understand better now. However, the anger and grief still remain for all of us.

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