Every morning, when I wash my breakfast dishes, I glance at a photograph of a close friend who committed suicide 15 years ago. I placed his photo next to one of the Dalai Lama, a person he admired. Seeing their two photos’ together, as the morning sun streams into the kitchen, gives me comfort. I miss my friend Andy.
Sadly, suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the last decade. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that there are more people who die yearly of suicide than in car accidents. In 2010, there were 33,687 deaths from motor vehicle crashes... Read More