A Peek Inside My Heart

Rachel Kirkham

Tags Dennis Garff, Launch

Photo: My father Dennis Garff and me at the Marriott Farm in April of 1985. This photo was taken weeks before he died. Today is the day. I have been preparing for this launch for months, even years. I always knew I wanted to contribute something to this strange club in which I've found myself - the club of people who have lost loved ones to suicide. It's not much but it's something and I am so proud of the finished product. My story is this: my dad took his own life when I was three months shy of my...

Something Wick'd This Way Comes

Rachel Kirkham

On April 23, 1985 my father ended his own life. I was 3 months shy of my 5th birthday. The circumstances surrounding his death were a mystery to me until I was older but when I learned that he had taken his own life, I found myself a member of a club in which I never thought I'd be.Throughout the years I have had a little fire in my belly that wanted to grow to do something to bring awareness to this horrible epidemic. The problem was that I had no idea what I could do. Inspired by a dear...