Three Young Men
On December 9, 2013 Kingston Jones took his life. On December 25, 2013 Brook Hopley took his life. On September 2nd, 2014 Flaun Taurima took his life.
These boys left behind, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, siblings, cousins, friends, work colleagues, people whose lives they touched. We were all in a state of confusion, pain, disbelief, grief, feeling lost and alone, but we were not, and are not alone. We still get asked “how we coped” and truth be told, there is no one way. We realised as a group of three mothers, that each of us navigated our grief in totally different ways. We were there for each other at different times. Each of us could be, say, and do whatever we felt the need to, without fear of being judged. We supported each other. After much discussion we decided we wanted to provide a space where people who have been affected by suicide can talk candidly to us and with each other about the losses we have all experienced and the various ways we deal with it.
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