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

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As I was reading in bed with my husband sound asleep next to me and my two children sleeping in the next room, I was startled to hear the 30 rounds go off outside our bedroom window. My husband and I automatically jumped out of bed and hit the floor for protection. I immediately started to run to where my children were sleeping, as gunfire continuously went off. The last round went through our bedroom window and lodged into the wall.

We were lucky that night to walk away with no physical wounds. However, gun violence doesn’t only leave physical wounds but mental and emotional wounds as well. And for my family and myself, those wounds are deep.

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