The impact of suicide on a suburban community like Churchdown is surprising. Once people get over the initial surprise it really doesn’t make much difference. Suicide, it’s causes, ways and which it can be prevented doesn’t enter the daily narrative. Yes, there are programmes and watch lists run by schools and the Army has processes for identifying would be perpetrators of suicide but the subject remains off the agenda. Yet the parents and close family have to live with this loss every day with little explanation. Now there is an explanation, an authentic evidence based explanation that accounts for the rash of suicide. The thing is that self destruction does not come only in the form of jumping from bridges, taking pills or fixing up the car exhaust into you car, suicide is far more pervasive. Self destruction comes from hopelessness and it is all around.