Al Hsu (pronounced “shee”) is senior editor for IVP Books at InterVarsity Press. He is the author of “Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope”. He and his wife, Ellen, have two sons and live in the western suburbs of Chicago.

A Father’s Suicide, A Family’s Grief
By Al Hsu

It was a Thursday morning when I heard. I had been getting ready for work. I was looking forward to the weekend because my wife, Ellen, and I were going to a friend’s wedding in Minnesota. We planned to visit my parents while we were in the state. In preparation, I gathered a few things to bring with us, including some enlargements of our wedding photos for my mother and a book for my dad.