Greetings all - Ontario Canada here. My 74 yr old father attempted suicide on Friday. Nobody was supposed to be home until 2 in the afternoon, but my brother, on a whim, went there at 9am and found dad after he had only been in the car for a few minutes. He is in the hospital now and in a safe place... but mom and my brother are a mess. To be honest - am kind of a wreck myself at the moment. Being the eldest, I am always sort of the 'in charge' guy when it comes to the family stuff. So, have had to run on adrenaline the last few days - trying to keep the fam from losing it too badly. Today - at about 7pm, the scope and depth of what we are all dealing with, including dad, finally kicked in and... holy crap.... my brain is going to explode. I have been hunting for forums, support groups and more to be able to connect with others that have experienced similar events. Also desperately searching for support groups/counsellors in my local area in SouthWestern Ontario for mom and brother - to try and deal with their extreme emotions right now. So - here I am folks. I am eager to go through the forums and information to see what i might glean from it all.