I think people were scared to talk about my friend’s suicide

‘I needed people to say the same things they might have said if she had been a sister or had died in an accident: that they were sorry, that they would listen, that they were there for me. No-one did. I think they were – still are – scared to talk about suicide and thought it was best not to mention my friend. It’s as if she is best forgotten – and she did die a long time ago. But I haven’t forgotten her.’

Di, whose friend died