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

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My 26-year-old son had never held a gun and probably had never seen one up close. While struggling with anxiety, he drove to a retail store and was able to purchase a weapon within 30 minutes. He then endured horrible fear and prolonged suffering, as the first shot was difficult for someone who had never used a weapon. The gun jammed on the second. You don’t want to live with a memory like this, and I would hope no one ever has to in the future.

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