Sept 29, 2014 | Guest Blog by Nathan Wagner: Subling Suicide
This month's blog post is done by a guest, a partner in Please Live, and a personal friend of mine. His name is Nathan Wagner, a professional counselor at Cornerstone Counseling in Harrisburg, PA. Twelve years ago - back in the summer of 2002 - Nathan lost his older brother to suicide. He has since shaped his life around the experience, and I am pleased to feature him on the Please Live blog.
My name is Nate Wagner and my life path has been dramatically impacted by the suicide of my brother. I was distant from him which, in a lot of ways, made this experience even more challenging. He did not even let me into his world to know that things were not going well.
Let me go back about 12 years to the summer of 2002. I was a summer youth intern at my church and was at youth group when my parents discovered my brotheris suicide. My mom had support over to the house fairly quickly and when my dad arrived home he made it his single mission to find me. They did not tell me what was wrong, but that I needed to come home as quickly as possible. The only thing I remember about this time is driving down 743 toward Hershey and seeing a deer near the road. [...]
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