This morning's news about country singer Mindy McCready's suicide highlights the pain of those left behind, and how at risk they are for committing suicide in the future. Sure, she had other problems, long before her loss just a month ago, but I can't help but think David Wilson's suicide was that last straw.
Our Soldiers and Vets who have lost someone close due to suicide are likewise at incredible risk. Learning how to engage in conversation with them, how to lead them through the pain, and how to help them deal with the guilt that comes from that loss is the only way to decrease their chances of falling victim to suicide. I hope we learn how to before another is lost.