Amber
Amber

“I always knew that, when he decided to kill himself, he’d make me watch.”

Jane

“He always injured me where it could be covered up - and I covered it up. I didn’t want people to know (the domestic violence that) was going on in my home.”

Diane
Diane

Diane's daughter struggled with mental illness her whole life and she believes that "the gun she used to end her life was easier to get than the medicine needed to save her life."

Sara*
Sara*

Sarah (*name changed) still reels from the gun suicide of her mother and she often engages in self-destructive behavior.

Dorothy

“If you know someone who’s having a hard time, ask the question. It’s awkward, but it’s not nearly as awkward as seeing them put in the ground.”

Eddie
Eddie

After attempting to end his life three times over the years - in part due to the childhood trauma of seeing his mother murdered, Eddie ultimately used a gun to end his life.

Khary
Khary

When asked where he wanted to be photographed, Khary chose the shore of Lake Michigan - as it represents the vastness of the impact of his mother's suicide by gun.

Amber
Jane
Diane
Sara*
Dorothy
Eddie
Khary
Amber

“I always knew that, when he decided to kill himself, he’d make me watch.”

Jane

“He always injured me where it could be covered up - and I covered it up. I didn’t want people to know (the domestic violence that) was going on in my home.”

Diane

Diane's daughter struggled with mental illness her whole life and she believes that "the gun she used to end her life was easier to get than the medicine needed to save her life."

Sara*

Sarah (*name changed) still reels from the gun suicide of her mother and she often engages in self-destructive behavior.

Dorothy

“If you know someone who’s having a hard time, ask the question. It’s awkward, but it’s not nearly as awkward as seeing them put in the ground.”

Eddie

After attempting to end his life three times over the years - in part due to the childhood trauma of seeing his mother murdered, Eddie ultimately used a gun to end his life.

Khary

When asked where he wanted to be photographed, Khary chose the shore of Lake Michigan - as it represents the vastness of the impact of his mother's suicide by gun.

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