While some assume that not mentioning the name of the person lost will lesson the pain experienced by survivors of suicide loss, the opposite is often true. We need an opportunity to share our memories. We need to be able to continue to say the names of those we are mourning.
Charul told me she has one message for those whose lives have been touched by suicide. "Talk to your children," she said. And indeed, talking is one of the most important ways to raise awareness, combat stigma, and begin to do the work of effective suicide prevention.
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