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Stories about Father’s Day

Father and daughter

48 Years after Suicide Loss – Remembering My Father

It is never too late to start to heal.

Daughters with father

Fathers' Day: Remembering Michael

All questions we’d ask, answers none of us knew

Man holding an award

Missing My Father

My dad was the rock of our family, helping everyone and always bringing everyone together for dinner. He would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. His smile was so infectious; you couldn’t help but be happy around him. He always had a corny joke or two in case you needed to laugh.

Man and child playing in water

A Letter to My Dad on Father’s Day

Dad, what I want you to know this Father’s Day is I love you. I love you as fiercely now as I did then. Nine years of knowing you was enough to fill me with a lifetime of love for you. And Dad, all is forgiven. All that’s left is compassion, compassion for all of us.

Man standing in the desert

A Dad Who Longed to Soar

My father’s life came to an end on January 17, 1991, giving Father’s Day a new significance for me. I was lucky though. I had had 31 Father’s Days to spend with him. Still, it’s no surprise that for years afterward, I felt bitter toward the holiday. Now, the feeling is more a gentle sadness that he is not here with us.

Man and woman among flowers

Father’s Day Re-Tooled

Father’s Day, like most holidays that first year, became a reminder of what I no longer had. I had not only lost my dad in a physical sense, but with his suicide I also lost possibility. Never again would I be the girl perusing the store’s selection of “Dad” cards.

Man speaking at podium

How Will I Explain My Experience with Depression to My Son?

The following is an abridged version of an article comedian Chris Gethard wrote following the premiere of his acclaimed HBO special Career Suicide. The original article can be found here.