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December 24, 2012
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Suicide hurts those closest to you


Six years. It took that long to get over my wife's death. Suicide not only kills the victim but it leaves human wreckage behind.

At the time I worked as a church pastor. In that role I dealt with death often. So, with the proper support I hoped to manage a quick personal recovery.

However, to compound matters, I lost my job. You see, the good people of my congregation never found the ability to deal with the suicide of a pastor's wife, and consequently lost the ability to deal realistically with me as their pastor any longer.

My …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 24, 2012 04:44PM Published Dec 24, 2012 04:43PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.