my suggestion to this tragedy is making a donation to NAMI* in the name of the Pascal Family.
*NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
I know of two of my Crusader classmates who have suffered the loss of an adult child to suicide and have made a donation to NAMI an annual practice.
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2019 14:26:08 GMT -5 by moose1970
Elizabeth Kubler Ross once said (in summing up her entire career working with terminally ill patients - especially young children) that "Saying 'I Love You' once, while the person can still hear you is better than saying it a thousand times after that person is gone." Every death can be a reminder to do just that.
(PS: I am at the hospital the last two days with my wife. Always remember to actually say I love you to those you love.)