Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike
I just wanted to share another post about Rhonda, from Jennifer, one of our Spikey family…. alas I was away when the post came out, and I missed it. I don’t know if that is a blessing that I didn’t find out while we were away or not. Like everyone, so shocked by this desparetely sad news….
I started following Rhonda Elkins’ blog around this time last year, and was profoundly moved by her tragic story. It had only been months since she, a registered nurse, lost her 23-year-old daughter Kaitlyn to suicide, and writing about it in her blog, My Bright Shining Star, was her way of dealing with the devastation she was experiencing.
As tough as it must have been for her, Rhonda’s heart-wrenching posts turned into a new project: a book about her daughter to help raise awareness of the rampant depression and high number of medical students who take their own lives. Like her blog, it also proved to be a source of comfort for others who were going through the pain and anguish of losing a child to suicide.
With her permission, I reblogged this post back in February to help get her message out there, that even those closest to…
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