Dear Mr. Will:
I put off reading Ms. Pfeiffer's "the Tragedy of Suicide" and the response from my college roommate and close personal friend, John Ramette. I didn't want to revisit this subject, because it terrifies me. John has now twice endured a tragedy that goes to the epicenter of a parent's vulnerabilities -- we have the least amount of control over our most treasured and precious gifts, our family and most especially our children. Above all else, we sacrifice to keep them safe, healthy and happy, but in the end, we have little if any control over any of these outcomes.