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- There’s a suicide in the movie “An officer and a Gentleman”. It’s been a while since I’ve seen that movie but the scene in question I can recall vividly. The Richard Gere character cradles the lifeless body of his friend who moments earlier took his life and rebukes the dead friend with these questions ” why didn’t you come to me?” ” Why didn’t you talk about it?”. Both those questions strike a chord with me because I HAVE CAME TO MY LOVED ONES and I HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT. There’s is nothing more I can do. I exhibit every sign of a guy who will die by suicide, it can’t come as a surprise. My parents are approaching Seventy so my suicide will hasten their deaths but their approaching the final stage of their lives anyway. It’s my brother who will be hit hardest by my suicide as he’s still in his thirties. Suicide destroys families but for me there is no other way out, and I know deep down that I did reach out, I did give my family notice of what was going to happen and that brings some small relief. The worst suicide to handle has to be when there was no warning signs, that’s not the case with me, forewarned is forearmed they say.