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.