Tom Smith is the author of several books on coping with suicide. His daughter Karla, who suffered from bipolar disorder, took her own life in 2002 at age 26. Tom and his wife founded the Karla Smith Foundation and karlasmithbehavioralhealth.org.
If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide, the 24-hour hotline # is 800-273-8255. To text: 741741.