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Death by Choice

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781922086549
Author(s): Vicki Hutchinson
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers
Pages: 180

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I used to believe I was what some people would refer to as 'normal' compared to others. My life was healthy, free and fun. I was brought up with discipline by my mother, security and values. The sudden news of my mother's terminal illness was the beginning of loss for me. My mother was a very powerful woman, and through playing hockey with her and being the only daughter, I had a very close yet distant bond. After facing more tragedy, I became depressed and my resilience was low. My brother had committed suicide on February 25th 2012. As I work in the mental health services, I found this confronting and disppointing as I struggled to help him access help. I wanted to share my experience as I know that I am not alone with the experience of living with the impact of the suicide of a loved one. Writing this book has been helpful for me in collecting significant details of my life and making public Philip's personal pain that led to his suicide. I am currently 53 years old. I never married but came out as a lesbian about thirty years ago. I chose to have a career and a child. As a result of my lifestyle, My sixteen-year-old daughter has experienced both adversity and diversity.
I was born at the Victor Harbour Hospital and as a child I went to the Yankalilla Area School from grade one to the completion of year twelve. My original plan for a career was to be an art teacher as I loved to paint, but at the time was not accepted to study and chose nursing instead. I continue now to enjo Please click here to ask a question
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