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When my son died by suicide and I read all of his rap lyrics, I wanted to be with others who’d lost a child or someone to suicide. And I also wanted to talk to those with lived experience because I wanted to understand.

I scoured the internet in 2015 but there was not a lot of information. Not as many stories from those who struggled.

I never held to the belief that suicide was or is selfish. And from pages and pages of Charles’s notebook, I could feel the despair. Reading his lyrics would drain me and I … Read more...