It is with great sadness that we share the news of Linda Hunt’s passing. Linda worked tirelessly for SOSL in many capacities following the loss of her only son, Scott, to suicide. She facilitated a SOSL group for over 10 years, was a member of the Speakers Bureau and joined the SOSL board in 2002. She never missed an opportunity to advocate for SOSL and the survivors we serve. When SOSL held an event such as volunteer luncheons or SOSL Day, Linda was involved in the planning and organization. In 2003, she appeared on the Dr. Phil Show to help a young teen understand the devastation suicide has on a parent. Linda was a wonderful friend and mentor to many in SOSL, and she will be deeply missed.
Linda shared the following about why she volunteered her time and talents to SOSL:
“Losing my only son to suicide was and still remains the most difficult experience of my life. SOSL has provided me with love and support and through my healing process, helped me turn my pain into a positive experience. I discovered a new-found strength in helping others was the key to helping ourselves and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to work with the SOSL Board.”
Linda retired from working as a Patient Safety Analyst for a San Diego Health Organization. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS. She was the mother of four children and has seven grandchildren. Linda’s life was very busy and she liked it that way.
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