A family struggles with suicide
After it happened, Megan Beza was consumed with figuring out why. Did her husband's struggle with painkillers play a role? His months of fruitless job-hunting? But with suicide, there are rarely tidy answers. What is known is that southern Nevada's unusually high suicide rate spiked with the recession, and Megan thinks that must explain, at least in part, what happened the morning of Oct. 25, 2010.
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Widow, son struggle with suicide
Megan Beza, with son Jacob, 5, leans on the wood box that holds her husband John's ashes. The box is carved with a picture of the sailboat they long talked about buying. John committed suicide in 2010.