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

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Persis Beaven

In memory of Ulyses

Ulyses was the friend every parent wishes for their children. I could trust him and call him at any time. My friend was kind and respectful. He loved his wife and two-year old son, but at the fear of losing his family, he became a victim of gun suicide. I knew my friend wasn’t stable enough to have a gun, but he assured me that it was in a safe. In Texas, we don’t have extreme protection orders or red flag laws. I wish I could’ve raised that flag for him. Now I volunteer with Moms Demand Action to honor his memory and the thousands of victims and survivors of gun violence.

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