Editor's Viewpoint: Communication key in tackling suicide issue
Few subjects are more uncomfortable to bring up in any discussion than suicide.
It's hardest when it smacks you in the face. I took that lick last fall. A longtime friend called me up to tell me our softball teammate Chuck had killed himself. There were no details at the time - those came out over the following week - so there we sat, turning over one piece of information: that our jolly, do-anything-for-you pal was gone.
By his own hand. It was unthinkable. Still is.