‘Was I blind?’ The agony of scrutiny after suicide

Penny Stine, whose son Had completed suicide in 2009, calls the way he died “a permanent and terrible solution to temporary problems.” She is confronted now with the fact her youngest son is now older than the age Had was in 2009. “I delight in the adult relationships I have with my two surviving sons, but sometimes I’m overcome with melancholy about the adult relationship I’ll never enjoy with Had,” she writes.



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Penny Stine, whose son Had completed suicide in 2009, calls the way he died “a permanent and terrible solution to temporary problems.” She is confronted now with the fact her youngest son is now older than the age Had was in 2009. “I delight in the adult relationships I have with my two surviving sons, but sometimes I’m overcome with melancholy about the adult relationship I’ll never enjoy with Had,” she writes.

I became a member of a club that I never wanted to join in April 2009, when my oldest son, Had, committed suicide a month after his 21st birthday. He was such a happy and contented kid, so…




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