Executive Director, Kathy Marchi, will share her insights each month on our new blog series Executive Director Reflections. In June 2020, she reflects on the current state of the country.
Nicole Pirani, Team Captain of Twisted Sisters, knows firsthand the effect a suicide can have on a family left behind. She and her sister Suzanne lost their brother, Tom, to suicide 34 years ago, when he was just 20 years old. “We thought that he was untouchable,” Nicole says, “but we learned quickly about the fragility of life. The idea that someone could feel unworthy of living became a reality to us.”