My step-father attempted to commit suicide this past Saturday night. He’s had some health problems, both with his heart and his recently diagnosed bipolar condition. Right now he is in stable condition in the hospital but my mom is a mess. Long time readers of the blog may remember my brother attempting to commit suicide and failing and the psychic trauma that inflicted on the family. The fact that my step-father would do that after all the discussions we have had about how suicide harms the survivors is mind boggling.
Anyhoo, I will be driving up to North Carolina to be with my mom for a few days. I will still update a story on Wednesday because heck, life goes on, right?
I don’t have much of a relationship with my step-father so I am not hurt by him but I am mad as hell at what he has put my mom through. I just hope he gets the help he needs.