What a heartbreaking but uplifting story shared by the Huffington Post of taking our hardships and using those to help others.
In March of 2014, Ganel-Lyn Condie was shocked to learn that her sister, Meggan, had died by suicide. Since then, Ganel-Lyn--an author and speaker--has devoted much of her time and energy to suicide prevention. Last year, I sat down interviewed Ganel-Lyn and she shared some powerful insights about overcoming grief and preventing suicide.
Read more of Ganel-Lyn Condie's story with "4 Lessons of Hope I Learned from My Sister's Suicide."
Ben found our sister dead.
Meggan took her own life in our parents’ backyard. There was no more hiding from suicide.
It was my mom’s birthday. We finished the cake and presents, the candles and congratulations, and topped off a peaceful, lovely day of celebrating her life. After the festivities, everyone headed toward their individual rooms and settled down for the night. I went upstairs and turned out the lights, thinking I was the last until I heard movement in the kitchen and the sound of a door handle. . . .
For more on this topic, check out Elder M. Russell Ballard's Suicide: Some Things We Know, and Some We Do Not and Meghan Decker and Betsy Chatlin'sReaching for Hope: An LDS Perspective on Recovering from Depression.