No family is immune from suicide

In Australia one of the greatest killers of young Australian males is suicide.
We have beautiful natural wonders to enjoy, surfing, swimming, climbing.
A young Aussie male can grab a cheap car, drive around our nation and survive and thrive. We truly are a nation of opportunity.
Unemployment is at an all time low, prosperity is everywhere you look. Yet still, you hear stories, new stories, of behaviour birthed in hopelessness leading to despair.
And it does not matter if you are a Christian, and in a great Christian family either. This story about James Dungy is sobering.
From a succesful wealthy, sporting strong Christian home. Yet he took his own life. As a father I look at this story and wonder what went wrong, if anything. Or if indeed there are any answers.
Coach Dungy said this, “God has placed me in this position not for him and his family to suffer but so they can be an example to others, a testimony.”.
“The Lord has a plan. We always think the plans are A, B, C and D, and everything is going to be perfect for us and it may not be that way, but it’s still his plan.” (Tony Dungy)
He’s learned that it’s all too common among young men who seem to “have it all.” Dungy says he has had correspondence with at least a dozen families who are dealing with losing a child to suicide who was not considered “at risk.”
“It’s not the kids who are struggling or that had issues that we would think were issues,” Dungy says. Perhaps Dungy’s only real regret as a father is that he hasn’t been there for his children as much as his late parents were for theirs.

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