My Brother, My Friend, My Strength supposedly committed Suicide Jan 31, 2011
by Rebecca Morales
My brother committed suicide is what I've been told, but I'll never really know what happened. He lived in Texas and I in California and the rest of my family in Arizona, so we were all spread apart. My brother is a teacher and was teacher of the year for 3 years in row and served in the Navy for many years. He also received his Masters Degree. He is the funniest loving person that I'll ever know. We called each other at least every day. He was gay, in a 17 yr relationship, his partner threw him out of the house just because he became a depressive alcoholic. His partner didn't offer to stand by his side through this difficult time, so he lived with me and I did what I could from re-habs to detox centers. He became sober then moved back to Texas as he got a job as a teacher again, but then he shortly got Parkinsons Disease and couldn't work anymore because the level was so high and drastic that he could drive nor eat by himself any longer. His new found partner took care of him for these last 3 years of his life. They fought a lot, his partner was a severe bi-polar that he drove my brother nuts. My brothers depression settled in very dark and kept him sad for the last 3 years. For whatever reason, I was told that he was found on the couch with a bag over his head, and the officer said it was suicide.. I don't buy it, but that's what was declared. Because he had 3 other suicide attempts, but always called 911 before he succeeded. maybe he did. I will never know. My life will never be the same. The fact that I can't call him nor see him again, haunts and scares me to no end. I dream of him a lot. I just want my brother back. Please help us. I hope my brother is resting in peace with God. My brother was a peacemaker, he didn't like fighting or bickering, so I know that he is with God.