By Scott Scanlon, Buffalo News:
Allison Schroeder understands the pain that can grip a family after suicide.
She tried to take her life three times in the months after her brother, Matt, took his in October 2015, two weeks before his 35th birthday.
“Everything was so clouded by my anxiety and depression and my grief that I wasn’t thinking straight and doing things I would normally do,” said Schroeder, 30, a Buffalo firefighter who has chosen to speak out about the struggles that followed her brother’s death.
She will be among several panelists to participate Saturday in a free regional program to mark International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, in which those affected by suicide loss gather to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.
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