Eric Marcus (at left) and his brother, Lewis, with their father, Irwin Marcus, shortly before his suicide in December 1970.
Eric Marcus is the author of several books, including Why Suicide?, Is It A Choice?, and Making Gay History. He is also co-author of Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. Eric lost his father to suicide in 1970. His sister-in-law took her life in 2008. (Photo Credit: Dixie Sheridan.)