Year: 1997 Source: Surviving Suicide, v.9, no.1, (Spring 1997), p.3 & 11 SIEC No: 19970486

This article is written by a woman whose father committed suicide at the age of 46, when she was 21. He had been struggling for many years with undiagnosed depression & alcoholism. Now, at the age of 46, she reflects on the suicide & her own depression due to bipolar disorder. The realization that her father also had the disease, which can run in families, has helped her understand his death & the chemical disorder that she suffers from.