So Sad –
January 27, 2020 – Kevin Keast was a supportive husband, an amazing father and a compassionate social worker. He also struggled with mental illness and heroin addiction. That addiction ultimately killed him. There was the search for the right therapist, the right medication. There was a suicide attempt, and Kevin spent a week hospitalized. The couple overcame those difficulties and did the predictable things people do after they marry: the bought a house, they focused on their careers. Kevin went through periods of sobriety and relapse. “There was always an undercurrent of what if?” Sarah said of the periods where her husband wasn’t using drugs. She would find paraphernalia around the house, her clue that Kevin had relapsed. Sarah recalled having to dispose of a needle, then pull herself together to go to her corporate job.