The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Health

It’s 6:30 in the morning, pitch black and the thermostat is flirting with the negatives, but many people still brave the cold to remember loved ones lost to suicide at the first annual Run for Life on Oct. 14, 2018.

Patrick Daigle, 34, and Brad Peterson, 27, thought becoming new parents would be easier.

David Kirby says people need to talk about suicide and share stories by writing them down. But the clinical services manager at Distress Centre Calgary says getting the language right is crucial. Professional writers, he says, must pay attention to the type of language used when describing the act.

Sitting in a boardroom at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Tina Nash remembers the daunting process of creating her thesis, entitled “Life in the Shadows.”