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I have read, reread and read again Sarah Bain’s Oct. 22 guest opinion, “We must talk with kids about suicide, then listen.” Her words are emotionally charged - written from her heart - exemplifying the tragedy of suicide. When I ask myself “what could I do to minimize the likelihood of suicide as an outcome?” I tell myself that at least I must care enough to tell someone “I love you” and, when appropriate, to ask “are you thinking about suicide?”

These are simple sentences that can be so difficult to utter but so meaningful to hear. And, I hope I would have the strength to react properly depending on the response I receive.

Gordon Spunich

Spokane Valley


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