Several years ago I wrote a story about death by suicide: my own life-wrenching experience surrounding my father’s suicide just before Christmas, 1970 when I was 20 years old; and about the doors that experience ultimately enabled me to open, step thru and into conversations that I never imagined having. Conversations that changed my life–and lives of others.
I recently submitted the story to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (afsp.org
). A wonderful organization. Fortuitously, one of the team members m
y daughter Brittany
worked with on a
suicide prevention program at UCSD in La Jolla is now the Chief Medical Officer at AFSP. They put the story up on their blog on April 30, 2019. Here is a link to
I dedicate this story in memory of Brian, my father Grover C. Gauntt Jr, and my mentor and dear friend Horace L. Hahn.
Warm regards and continued healing