How do parents who’ve lost a child survive?

Most will say, “I couldn’t survive that.” Or, “I would never be able to move forward again.”

At first, none of us knows how we are going to survive. When people found out my son Charles died by suicide, faces reflected horror which is similar to my own reaction to the news.

Facing what was an uncertain future fueled my terror. And the simplest activity such as taking a shower would take every ounce of energy I had for the day.

I had to go to work, write an obituary, go to the pharmacy, decide what to do with the … Read more...