I feel my mum is stigmatised by the label ‘suicide’

‘I feel sometimes that people define my mum’s life by her death. She’s stigmatised by the label “suicide”. If someone dies from cancer or a car crash they are not blamed, nor have their death held against them like a character flaw. But with suicide I felt I had to explain how kind, lovely and giving she was. How she wasn’t selfish, how she hadn’t done this for attention but because depression had robbed her of her will to live.’

Lucy, whose mother died