Having Scleroderma Has Helped Me Understand My Father’s Suicide

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*Editor’s note from Scleroderma News: As the title indicates, this column discusses suicide. Helpful resources can be found at the end of their column if you need support.

In June 2011, my father died by suicide.

The day I learned about his death was my first day at a new job at a long-term care community that I was very happy to be starting. The grief was instant and overwhelming.

Two days later, my beloved grandfather went home to be with his maker. They were gone, and I was inconsolable. The following week, I attended two funerals. One I knew was coming and the other — a complete and tragic surprise. Read the full article on Scleroderma News.