The distress of his boy discovered after his suicide

News 2 February, 2018
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    Talking about suicide, but especially for the prevention of suicide is never an easy thing.

    A mother who has lost her son, without having had the chance to speak with him of his distress was delivered in an interview with Jean-François Guérin to the issuance of The 9 Hours.

    Michèle Brochu lost his son in 2012. She never had any signs or distress calls of her son.

    “Maxime had friends since the childhood, was friendly to his sister, he played the piano, the drums, the guitar, the saxophone, he had a group. He also played basketball,” described his mother.

    Nothing foreshadowed the worst.

    He disappeared on February 28, 2012, for no reason. His body was found in a wooded area 100 miles from the family home.

    It was after his death that the family has understood that the young man was living difficult moments.

    “We found writings, but he had never told anyone, not even his friends or his sister, who was his great accomplice. He kept it for him,” explains Ms. Brochu.

    Experience a situation as traumatic is difficult for the parents.

    “This is the reason why I decided to speak openly about it, because there is a taboo related to suicide.”

    It appeals to those who experience distress and their request to speak.

    “Talk to someone, a loved one, there are telephone lines, talk to free yourself of this ball that can choke you”.

    Since the death of his boy Michèle Brochu distributes clothespins on which is written : You are important to me. A small sentence, which according to her can make all the difference to a person who is experiencing the distress, and who is struggling with suicidal thoughts.

    According to the latest data, 1128 persons were removed life in 2015 in Quebec.

    Contrary to the thinking prevalent, it is not only the young people who decide to end it.

    The 45 years and older are the most affected by this scourge.