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Sherry Bryant felt like she had done a
“horrible, shameful thing” after the suicide of her 22-year-old son,
Todd, in 1993. “It shook up my faith … I had a lot of guilt,” recalled
Bryant, a social worker. “It’s doubly hard being a mom and in the
helping profession—we’re expected to nurture at all costs.”
|A Lifekeeper Memory Quilt, similar in concept to the AIDS Memorial Quilt, provides a way for suicide survivors to deal with their loss, said Jerry Weyrauch, whose daughter, Terri Ann, died by suicide in 1987. “We got tired of talking about numbers,” said his wife, Elsie Weyrauch. “Each of those numbers represents a person. Each person had his or her own story. Each person was somebody’s mother, father, child, grandmother, grandfather, godmother .…”|
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