Public Servant's widow speaks
An Ottawa widow is speaking out about her husband's suicide.
Eric - whose last name we've agreed not to reveal - was a lawyer at Justice Canada.
His wife describes him as a star employee.
But he had received an 'affected notice' as part of on-going public service layoffs.
That meant he had to compete to try to keep his job.
And at the same time, he was also struggling with a mental illness.
This past July, Eric took his own life.
His wife Clarissa, whose last name we're also withholding, told his story to our colleagues at Radio-Canada. We hear from her and then we follow up with Dr. Simon Hatcher. He's a professor of psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and at the Royal.