Most people already know the sad news about why the Finnish government ordered a day of nationwide mourning today.

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Today I was at a house meeting where several people were talking about how to work through the grieving process. While he was talking, one Lutheran minister mentioned that one in four deaths of males in his congregation here in Finland were due to suicide. He suggested that for many reasons we need to do better at sharing with each other, even sad thoughts and emotions, and generally we need to be more concerned about and connected with each other.