Apart of this -besides the obvious- that has been haunting me, is the memory that suicides statistically happen in clusters. A suicide is shown on the news to great press, a hanging— well, there’s your motivation, there’s your strategy, to children too young to identify with any part of themselves, to even know what death could be, what life could be.
This as torn me up so much, now following the FOUR recent suicides of very young boys, killing themselves due to homophobic bullying in Middle America. I realy can’t articulate much more.
Educate your children. Exposure your children. Speak up. Have understanding, especially when you cannot understand something foreign. Try.