My apologies, Liz. I only realized TODAY that my negligent reply completely disregarded the content you were sharing in your post. I'm truly sorry, as I had NO intention of ignoring what you were sharing. I must have been out of it! :-/
Thank you for sharing your personal memory of your husband's self-awareness. I think it's truly a challenging, yet necessary time for us to adopt a humble posture of learning when we realize that societally-marginalized/vulnerable members of our human family are far more susceptible to conditions/events that NONE of us should be experiencing.
Your comment also reminds me of the disturbing statistics we hear about in Indian country, particularly within poorer communities such as the Oglala Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation (http://bit.ly/1fab6g9) that reveal how deeply interconnected (and even contentious) economic, social, political and cultural spheres of our societies truly are.
We need to stop being ignorant in thinking that these statistics do not detrimentally affect ALL of us . . . Hopefully, one day, soon, it won't have to be about "beating the statistics," but rather, about putting them to rest once and for all . . .