To the people who took the time to read and say embarrassingly kind things about this post, thank you.
To the people who shared their own stories of struggle and loss: I’m so sorry.
To the people who are worried about themselves or someone they know, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (US and Canada) is at 1-800-273-8255. Use it.
Thank you for calling out that post. And for the info.
Thank you for being really, completely, absolutely who you are.
I know this pain. Its something that sticks with you and rears its ugly head even 20 years after the person is gone. I hope you have the answers you need to heal and keep going forward. So sorry for your loss.