In Denial?

Wow… A parent bravely blogging about the loss of his son to suicide. Great blog to follow. Thank you for sharing your story, I look forward to hearing more. This particular post is a great perspective that makes me think differently about the term ‘denial’.

Surviving My Son's Suicide

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When we received Aaron’s death certificate  it read “cause of death undetermined” meaning the coroner had not completed his findings on the cause of death. More than a month later I got a call from the coroner who wanted to fill me in of  what he knew and to ask a few questions so he could complete his report.

He told me that there was no alcohol or drugs in Aaron’s system and then proceeded to ask some questions about his mental health and lifestyle etc. My answers were guarded, I think because I have a tendency to distrust strangers about my personal life and that of my family. It’s not that I was trying to evade his questions although I must confess I wasn’t making it easy for him to get a straight answer out of me.

He then asked if…

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