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post #1 of 74 Old 08-22-2013, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Suicide loss

Has many people dealt with losing a loved one to suicide?

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post #2 of 74 Old 08-22-2013, 11:11 PM
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I am sorry, if this has happened to you. I have no association with it though.

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post #3 of 74 Old 08-22-2013, 11:14 PM
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Yes, I have lost a couple of people close to me via suicide and used to deal with it in my job frequently.

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Thank you Taffy, my brother has committed suicide, and i'm devastated. I've never really worried about the awareness of preventing it but now i'm very big into it. I'm wanting to see if others have dealt with this awful thing.

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It's a lot more common then i've notice, I feel like there is so much stigma around that its mostly kept quiet.

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post #6 of 74 Old 08-22-2013, 11:18 PM
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Oh my, your brother.
I cannot even imagine your pain, my heart is breaking for you and your family.

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I lost a close family member to suicide. All I can say is that it isn't your fault and there is nothing you could have done or said.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
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post #8 of 74 Old 08-22-2013, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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It is definitely the worse pain my family has ever felt. I'm working on becoming an advocate for suicide prevention so I can help other families not feel the pain that my family has felt.

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Flytobecat- Did you are any of your family feel guilt? That if you did something different then the loved would not of done it?

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post #10 of 74 Old 08-22-2013, 11:25 PM
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I lost a very close friend to suicide. He hung himself on Christmas Eve a few years ago. It's hard. It's hard not to wonder what you could've done or said to change things, but that kind of thinking wont help anyone. You can't change the past and overall, that person is responsible for their actions. I think of him every day....
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