This award recognizes "an exemplary post that took an amazing amount of guts to not only type out but put out there for the world to see". I can think of no post that fits this description better than That Which Is Left Behind. That Which Must Be Said. on BandBackTogether.com. This post was written by the amazing GuiltySquid who writes at the blog of the same name. GuiltySquid's post talks about her father and how special he was and his devastating loss through suicide. People can be so hesitant to talk about losing someone through suicide because they fear the people they tell will think less of their loved one or might say something hurtful about the person lost. As GuiltySquid said,
"Suicide is a topic that no one wants to be connected to. People don’t want to talk about it. They can’t hear about it. They don’t want to comfort you because they don’t know how. It’s not something that they want to believe can happen to you. They don’t know what to say. They don’t have the answers either, and that makes it difficult for them."Because of her bravery in putting this post out there, it may be just a little easier for people to talk about their loss or to comfort a someone who loses a loved one through suicide. That is an invaluable gift she has given all of us.
Take a moment to go read GuiltySquid's post and check out her equally amazing blog. This woman's got a set of big brass balls and we need to celebrate that.