The job of first responders is to take care of others but when it comes to mental health, taking care of themselves may not always be top of mind. A Marquette County woman is raising awareness about suicide prevention after losing her husband to suicide.
Dian Pinney and her husband Mathew spend 30 years together. “He loved the outdoors and most of all he loved his family. We adopted two beautiful girls in 2010 and we just had a great time together,” said Dian.
On January 19, 2021, Dian’s husband took his life. “When I got home from work, I went around and looked for him and unfortunately I found him.”
“Mathew committed suicide. Gunshot wound,” said Dian. Mathew Pinney was a volunteer firefighter for the Endeavor/Moundville Fire Department with 30 years of experience.
He dedicated his life to helping others on and off the clock but when it came to helping himself, Dian says her husband struggled.