Remembering Tommy – November 3, 2013

Each year as October becomes November, as the tress loose their brilliantly colored leaves, as the days shorten and the nights are longer,  as we settle into the routine of the new school year, my thoughts are of Tommy.

At this time of the year I revisit the tragedy, The loss of a precious young life A boy destined to … We will never know.

There is a longing for his physical presence But comfort in feeling his presence.

There is extreme frustration knowing that so many go without treatment – whether out of shame, ignorance or lack of access to medical professionals and/or facilities there is still so much to learn about the brain before diagnoses and treatments are more effective.

If you’re reading this page you, too, are probably remembering Tommy. Might I suggest that the best way to remember Tommy and all those we’ve lost to suicide is to:

Reach out to those in need and encourage them to seek help Remove the stigma through one’s own words and actions And when possible, support mental illness research and resources

Working together we CAN make a difference.

–RoseMary B. Fuss

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The Tommy Fuss Quilts

On a lighter note I would like to take the opportunity to share with you pieces of the Tommy Quilts, an “art therapy” project that enables me to remember Tommy through creativity.