Out of the Shadows
Jeb took his life in the darkness between dusk and dawn of 18 September 2018 about a month after his birthday. He was in his 20’s, started a business that crashed which seems to have been a huge catalyst. Relationship issues, probably substance use on the night affecting his judgement. He was surrounded by family that would have done anything to help but he didn’t let that happen and believed there were few options and little future.
I believe if we could have helped him stay alive for just a few more weeks, he likely would have felt different about the perceived lack of choices and the future he felt he was facing. His death shattered those that loved him. There has to be a way to bring the choice of suicide out of the shadows where it can grow untouched by light, love, belonging, and critical supports and services.
My walking for Jeb and others lost to or impacted by suicide it helps me to break open instead of breaking down.