How I’m Grieving My Grandfather’s Suicide by Jaclyn S. Parrish (2021)

“On May 11, 2018, my grandfather killed himself. He’d been a pastor, a seminary professor, a brilliant preacher, a published author. But at 85, he faced his worst fear: dementia. The darkness he’d watched swallow so many of his old friends was coming for him. I don’t think we’ll ever know if it was his fear of the disease, or the disease, that made the final decision. Perhaps it was some awful tangle of both. But that summer afternoon, he decided he couldn’t weather the storm he saw coming, and he left us []