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Survivors of suicide find communion by learning not to keep silent

Published 09/22/2009, The Forum

At Edward Bommersbach’s funeral in 1987, no one mentioned he died by suicide. Even so, family and funeral guests studiously avoided the topic. Bommersbach's daughter, Tavia Smith, then 20, felt stigmatized in her North Dakota hometown

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