A friend, a daughter, a sister.
She grinned ear to ear until she was alone–her danger zone.
Where she collected beer tabs and hid empty prescription bottles under the bed.
What was spinning in her head? I question.
All I know is that the signs felt like pinches
until they slapped me in the face.
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention:
- Ten people will lose their lives today by suicide in Canada.
- In 2016, there were 3,926 suicides in Canada.
- Men are three times more likely to die by suicide, although women are three times more likely to try.