The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi55° Partly Sunny

Tonight

Lo36° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi59° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo40° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi61° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo40° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi64° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo40° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi65° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Partly Cloudy

A suicide, and the pain begins

Send to Kindle
Print This

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on Sept. 10. In the most tragic of ironies, it was on that very day one year ago that our 14-year-old grandnephew Declan Pippel took his own life.

In the intervening year 4,600 other young people ages 10-24 have killed themselves. The vast majority, 81 percent, have been male, with the leading cause the use of a firearm (Declan’s choice), according to the Centers for Disease Control.

View my options or Sign in