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The ifs and buts of suicide

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Some wounds stay raw. And sometimes, just sometimes, the hole in your heart rips wider.


12 Sep 2020
PREMIUM!
The ifs and buts of suicide

Like when you read Dr Frans Korb’s story about a person committing suicide every hour. I know. I remember the day my brother “did it” like yesterday. Fifteen years ago he was one of two who “succeeded every hour”, the stats told me then. And “then” the stigma was as big as it is today. I knew he was going to do it: he told me. But I didn’t believe him. Yes, I tried; told him to go back on his happy pills; told him to see his “Dr Korb” psychiatrist. But I didn’t get on the plane to go...

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