By Tom Winnifrith | Thursday 21 October 2021
As I have discussed openly, I have in the past considered suicide. Thankfully those dark days are long gone but 125 folks a week do kill themselves in the UK each week. If my mother’s own suicide taught me anything it is a tragedy for the person who ends their life but, perhaps, an even greater one for those left behind. I know that both my father and my mother’s brother, Chris Booker, were haunted to the end by the idea they could have stopped it. The pain and guilt they felt were all too obvious.