That is how often someone dies by suicide in this country every year. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans and for one family that painful reality of losing a child to suicide has propelled them to lend their voices to end the stigma of suicide.
Terry and Patti Cullen of Platteville lost their son Benjamin to suicide on November 11, 2014 at the age of 27. Patti said the night they learned of Benjamin’s death, she remembers saying to Terry and her family that goodness had to come out of what had happened, despite their loss.
“I learned that suicide can happen to anyone,” Patti said.
In observance of World Suicide Prevention Week (September 7-13), Southwest Behavioral Services will host Terry and Patti Cullen on Thursday, September 10th at 5:30 p.m. at Southwest Health, 1400 Eastside Road, Platteville. This event is free and open to the public. Patti and Terry Cullen are sharing their story by reaching out to others to give them hope. This will be an interactive presentation where you can listen to their story and ask questions. Refreshments will be served.
For more information please contact:
1185 N. Elm Street
Platteville, WI 53818