StoryCorps Northwest: She Became A Counselor After Two Sons Died By Suicide
NOTE: This episode of StoryCorps Northwest addresses suicide and its impact on one family. If you or someone you know is dealing with suicidal thoughts or other mental health crisis, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or chat online live with a counselor at suicidepreventionlifeline.org
In 2018, Idaho had the fifth-highest number of suicides in the country. Catherine Perusse is a counselor in Sandpoint, Idaho, who knows first-hand about the devastation of suicide: Two of her sons died of self-inflected death six years apart. In today’s StoryCorps Northwest, Catherine and her daughter, Ali Bretthauer of Moscow, Idaho, share how the deaths changed their lives.
This segment originally aired on NWPB’s Morning Edition on Dec. 2, 2020. It was recorded as part of NWPB’s 2020 partnership with StoryCorps. Learn more about the national StoryCorps initiative here.
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