Some things hit harder than others. Yesterday morning, NRL Figure Paul Green was found dead and it’s been reported that he died by suicide. Maybe it hit me harder because his name is one letter removed from my Dads (Paul Breen). Maybe it’s because I know the pain his children would be feeling and I know the pain ahead of them.
Yep. 'like that' is inherently brushing the issue under the rug. I feel death is hard for a lot of people to talk about, suicide adds a layer of complexity to that.
I once worked with a woman who's partner died by suicide and I was surprised by how open she was about it; I'd barely met her but she felt comfortable enough to talk about it with me. I was surprised but also pleased that it was something she could talk about (pleased may not be the best word, but you know what I mean). There was just this element of her being able to talk so openly about that I could see that her load was getting lighter. She had no idea that he was so unhappy and said the same thing 'if only he had been able to talk to someone about it'.
Thank you for your perfectly written article, so poignant, so real to me . I lost a so, the words , the relationship the same , the end the same , our journey in learning the same . Just thank you
Yeah, so true isn't it. That balance between the perception of the burden one believes they have on society and their compounded despair, versus carrying on despite the curve balls life throws at us everyday, generation on generation.
Thanks for your generosity R4R team.
👏🏽 👏🏽 👏🏽 strongly agree with every single thing mentioned, mate. So we’ll articulated. Awesome work.
Another great read. Keep up your awesome work!