Today I went to a funeral of a man I barely knew. He was the husband of one of my husbands colleagues. I’d met him at work functions and he was an absolutely lovely man.
Last Tuesday, Bob, took his own life. He left behind his heartbroken wife, and devastated 2 children, his daughter aged 17 and son just 15.
All completely shocked that this sport loving, do anything for you, family man was battling depression demons so bad he saw no other way out but to end it all.
I cannot begin to imagine what his family are going through trying to work out why. Why didn’t he just tell someone. Ask for help. Work through it and still be here on this earth for his family.
Male stubbornness has a lot to answer for. Just because you’re a man, you don’t have to always be big and strong. It’s ok to shed a tear or ball your eyes out if you want to. And most importantly it’s ok to ask for help.