I am Doris in N CA. Over time, this has become the "serious" blog.
Since the suicide of my son, I have become involved in suicide awareness and, yes, that creeps into the blog on a fairly regular basis.
Yesterday, I wrote to the BridgeRail Foundation - http://www.bridgerail.org/ - just a short letter telling them about what happened to us and that we've been writing to various newspapers to raise a bit of awareness about the need for a suicide barrier and how there have been quite a few hurtful, callous and insensitive comments to our letters. Even the Golden Gate Bridge Authority sends out responses addressed to "Dear Interested Party." I just received a very nice email in response and it had me in tears. Finally somebody who cares!