In November, 42-year-old Shannon Lewis took her own life."There's not a package wrapped -- I just -- I can't," says Ella Ray, Shannon's mother. "We actually got a call from one of her co-workers."
"Sometimes it's just in a casual conversation and they tell you that they are struggling or having a hard time and you should take that seriously," Doctor Smith says.
"She didn't talk about it, she never talked about it, she and I never talked about it at all and I regret that," says Ray.
That's why Ella Ray is talking, hoping her grief or tragedy will help someone else.
"If it would keep one person from -- another family from going through what we are going through," she says.
While we were working on this story on Monday, Metro Police responded to a home of a person with a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound.
At least other police agency says they respond to more suicides during the holiday season than any other time of the year.
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