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The Day My Son Took His Own Life

4:22 pm, Wednesday December 4th 2019, I receive a call to my mobile, a call that will change my life forever. The call is from Charlotte, the girlfriend of my son Jordan.

Me: “Hi Charlotte?”

Charlotte: “Hi Steve, I’m so sorry, I’m so, so sorry, it’s Jordan…

This was the article Jordan’s father published on LinkedIn, just 3 weeks after Jordan’s suicide. It was viewed around the world and led to the creation of The Jordan Legacy.

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This is not the beginning – thoughts from Jordan’s girlfriend

image of a solitary tree

“Since losing the love of my life to suicide four months ago, I have woken up every day with thoughts of what I did wrong, what I could have done differently, how I could have saved him. These thoughts aren’t only there when I wake up; they follow me through the day like a headache you just can’t shake. “This is your fault,” they tell me. “You are to blame for what happened to Jordan”, “You should have known’.”

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‘We keep him close, always’: how I survived the loss of my teenage son

Image of Thomas Harding whose 14 year old son died in front of him

‘Seven years ago, my 14-year-old son, Kadian, was killed in a road accident. This is the advice I’d give myself back then. The first thing I would say to my seven-year-younger-self is this: I am so sorry for your loss. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

There are some people who will struggle to say this. Who will be awkward and embarrassed and overwhelmed. But not me. Plain and simple, this is a catastrophe. It is horrible. Terrible. Disgusting. Awful. Life-changing and unfair.

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