A Message Of Hope For Families Who Have Had A Loved One Die By Suicide

“My mother, Freeda George Forman, passed away of suicide March 9, 2019,” says Justice. Justice says her mother, a professional boxer, was a caring woman who always tried to help people. “Before my mom passed away, she was planning for her future. My mother had been in school for the last four years of her life to get her degree in criminal justice. She put all of her effort and time into getting that degree,” she says. Justice says that even though her mother had bipolar disorder, she didn’t see red flags and never thought her mom would consider taking her own life. “I think there were signs that were missed,” Justice says. “There were things that she had said that I feel like I should have noticed that she was struggling.” Hear why Justice says she believes her mom didn’t feel comfortable speaking about her feelings in the video above. And, Justice shares a message of hope for parents and their daughter whose son died by suicide recently. On Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "Public Health Issue: Suicide," hear from other families whose loved ones died by suicide. Plus, Dr. Phil shares coping strategies for families and warning signs and risk factors of suicidal people. Check local listings to see where you can watch. If you or a loved one needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-(800)-273-TALK (8255). To find a suicide prevention lifeline phone number for your country, click here for international hotlines. WATCH: How To Cope And Heal When A Loved One Dies By Suicide TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Are you involved in a story making headlines?