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Persistence, acceptance helped Rachel Vander Kolk navigate twin sister's death

posted Aug 11, 2014, 6:32 PM by Youth Suicide Awareness Action Team   [ updated Aug 11, 2014, 6:39 PM ]
By T.C. Cameron

It has been more than two years since Rachel Vander Kolk woke in the middle of the night to learn her twin sister, Tracy, had taken her own life.

"Why didn't I notice anything?" Rachel said. "I felt like I should have recognized she was hurting because I was her twin sister."

It would be some time before she learned to accept there was nothing she could have done.

Read the full story at The Capital Gazette online.