I lost my brother to suicide last August, he took rat poison and died in an awful way and wasn't found for a few days .As well as the loss, the grief and sadness of having to go into his house where he died and clean up afterwards no one talks about this fact.  The impact of that is something I will never forget, for many days afterwards I slept at night with the lights on.  It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my 50 years of living on this earth. My parents are in their 80s and for them it was so sad to see them struggle with what it all meant.  Yes ..there is certainly the other side of silence.

Siblingpaulawjones .