As mental health issues increase, experts urge people to reach out for help.
Darry Tunick thought watching his wife die of sepsis two days after their son was born was the worst grief he could ever experience.
Eight years later, unable to access unemployment benefits months after losing his income because of coronavirus shutdowns, he thinks he may have been wrong.
“I told my youngest he couldn’t have a glass of chocolate milk one night because we needed the milk for breakfast in the morning,” he said, breaking down into heaving sobs. “I never thought I’d be that low.”
Now, he says he struggles with dark thoughts about ending his life. The two-month cushion to delay his rent payment has passed. His savings have run dry. The family is facing eviction from their Davie home, and their water and electricity are scheduled to be turned off June 12, he said.