Re: “For Standish couple, suicide was a loving choice, relatives say” (Feb. 7):

How irresponsible it was for you to romanticize suicide in the article about Donald and Sandra Cragin! This year, my children have mourned too many peers who have died by suicide, and your article reinforces the wrong message, especially to the impressionable youth of our community.

Why not share the following message instead: “Suicide does not need to be an option”? Help is available. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 800-273-8255 (TALK).

Betsy Perron


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