TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Memories are what Suzanne Dowdy holds on to after losing her husband Justin to suicide last week. She described him as a loving husband and father who enjoyed life.

“It was very sudden. He was not the person that day when he did that. He was very fa, far from that. None of us can figure out why,” Dowdy said.

According to Dowdy, things may have been different with the help of counseling.

“He could have had things going on that I didn’t know. I thought I knew everything. As a wife you think you know, but you can’t always know,” he said.

After her husband’s death Suzanne turned to Team of Mercy, a non-profit geared toward families impacted by suicide.

“Sometimes I’m just literally a glorified resource finder and I’m okay with that. And there’s times like with Suzanne that we need to get her in counseling right away,” said Christina Crist, CEO of Team of Mercy.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that there are 132 suicides a day in the United States on average and men are over 3 and a half times more likely to commit suicide than women.

According to experts, there are signs you can pick up on if someone close to you needs help.

Some include withdrawal, loneliness, and giving away valuable items.

Suzanne said although she was not able to see signs in her husband, she hopes others will learn.

“My advice to people is maybe educate yourself on maybe the subtle signs that you wouldn’t pick up on cause maybe it could help,” said.