During Suicide Prevention Month in Humboldt, a Family Loses Their Father
Compton’s family are struggling to deal with not only his death but the manner in which he died. Because of the social stigma surrounding suicide, many people hesitate to acknowledge the cause of their loved one’s death and they worry about how much to reveal.
Friends often struggle to find the right words to comfort family left behind. They may be afraid to say or do the wrong thing. A suicide support site offers this advice, “Many people feel awkward and nervous when first spending time with a suicide bereaved person. It will take some time to learn how to respond. It is okay to feel awkward but you don’t need to let it prevent you showing support.” (Click here for some more ways to be helpful.)
The Humboldt community is trying to help Compton’s family financially. A GoFundMe site seeks to raise money for Compton’s four children. In just two hours Thursday night, the site raised almost $500.
Below are links that could save a life if you or someone you know needs help:
Here are some links to help families and friends of those who have killed themselves: