It is amazing how suicide affects not only those close to the person in question but can ripple across many people’s lives. This is such a good example

imillnotcrazy : notes from a tricky brain

TW: Refers to suicide.  Please proceed only if you are comfortable with the subject matter.

I remember him.  I didn’t know him, never had a conversation with him.  But his Dad was a teacher in the Science Dpt. of our school, so maybe that’s why I knew who he was.  He was a year younger, but we were in the same Higher (A-Level) Geography class.  He was smart, pleasant, seemed popular and worked hard.  I never really thought about him once I left school.

Then one day, years later, I heard that he’d taken his own life.  The rumour was that his Dad, the Science teacher, had found him dead in his bedroom.  I don’t know if that’s true.

In the (roughly) seven years since we’d left school, he had gained a Degree, and was highly accomplished in Martial Arts of some sort.  I think he coached younger kids, but…

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