September Is Suicide Prevention Month

But euthanasia is already legalised.

Why bother?

What makes one suicide better or worse than another?

“I have lost my whole family to suicide.”

That is the heartbreaking story of Ken Tarr, a Nova Scotia man who spoke publicly about his tragedy for the first time last weekend in an interview with CTV.

Struggling with mental health issues, Tarr’s adult son died by suicide four years ago. A year later his other son — they were twins — also took his own life.

Last March, overwhelmed by grief and pain, Tarr’s wife died by suicide.

“I believe she couldn’t carry on without her boys,” the Sydney man told CTV. “It was the only thing she had looked forward to her whole life — she wanted to be a mother.”

Tarr recounted his painful story, he told the network, in the hope that it will let others who have been affected by suicide know they are not alone.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and last Saturday was World Suicide Prevention Day.

  • Ed

    Suicide is when you kill yourself before your ability to work has come to an end. That means you have deprived government of all the streams of tax revenue your ongoing life would have supplied. Suicide is therefore bad.

    Euthanasia is when you are entering a phase where you become a cost burden on government revenues. Euthanasia is good.

    • They are the same thing except one has a euphemism.

      Your last statement is the most honest one: it’s all about money.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    “I called suicide prevention. They put me on hold.” – Rodney Dangerfield

  • A Hamilton Guy

    George Chuvalo’s burden. How does he hold it together?

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s not suicide if you pay a fee to the government for it.