Articles on Suicide Prevention have begun to appear in The Journal which covers our Anderson-Oconee-Pickens area. They interview bereaved families who have lost a valued member to suicide. Some of those interviewed have taken our Family to Family course. They share the downward spirals,  the whip-lash  or dismal life events, and most important “if they had it to do over again” how they would have forced intervention at the price of public image.  These are very timely, well written and important articles for all of us.  Learning how to articulate our pain, our fear, our need for help is vital.  Grasping the rope of courage to act is essential.   Thank you to all of you who are  stepping forward.