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The Passing Years

Over seven years have passed since that tragic day when I heard the words, “Barry is dead.” How the years have flown by, yet at the same time dragged its weary feet. At times, I believed we wouldn’t make it

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Are you having thoughts of suicide?

Recently, I attended a seminar through my work place. I work for a Government organisation and they are always wanting us to ‘brush up’ on one procedure or another so imagine my shock when I discovered the seminar was about

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Fives Years On

At this moment five years ago, I had two living sons. In two hours from now I will not be able to type the same statement because my youngest son took his own life within that time. This decision by

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Mother’s Day…Again!

Five years ago, on Mother’s Day, was the last time I saw my son alive although I spoke with him on the phone two more times. Mother’s Day to me is a time for pretense. I smile and laugh for

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It’s Just a Dream

What exactly is a dream? According to Wikipedia… Dreams are a succession of images, ideas, emotions and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not yet understood, though they

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Grandparents Remember

This is a special message written by Barry’s grandparents: If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again love you, Nan & Grandad xx

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Four Years Later People Still Remember

Some people will forget over time or will let the memories fade. There are many reasons for this but the main one is self preservation. I know it will happen and I accept it. Other people will never forget, even

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Missing You

I cry in my pillow where no one can see as I think of the boy you used to be I stare into the night at a twinkling star and find myself wondering where you are I don’t understand and

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His Life in Pictures

I always intended to write about Barry’s life, but at first my body – in an effort to protect me – wouldn’t allow me to remember details. Everything was vague and distant and the more I tried to focus on

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Mother’s Day Memories will Last a Lifetime

Mother’s Day is especially hard for me because it was on the day that my family celebrated the occasion in 2006 that I last saw Barry alive. It was a Saturday, the day before the real Mother’s Day. Every year

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In loving memory…
Barry Henderson

Barry Andrew Henderson - 26 June 1987 to 18 May 2006

Raising Suicide Awareness
Hope Anthology

All profits donated to suicide awareness

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Christmas Eve 2007

Final Resting Place

The Cemetery

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