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Faces of Suicide: Volume 1
A collection of sixty stories from the heart, compiled by members of the "Parents of Suicides - Friends and Families of Suicides" Internet Community.
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Blossom wrote:Hi Pegasus
I am very sorry for the loss of David and Tommy. Please pull up a chair with us here and come back as often as you need.
I have already learned 2 things from meeting you here -....we never stop healing....we never stop growing - thank you.
It sounds like it is so hard to be forced to live a life without divulging the story of your pain to others. 6 mths ago I would have been shocked by your story, but my understanding of mental health has come along in leaps and bounds and I am pretty well not shocked by people's stories....rather, I have eyes and ears for the person or people who live the aftermath - that means you matter very much. I hope you find some affinity with and support from the people who post here.
ps I worry a bit about memories becoming dreamy....do you think that jotting them down might jog your memory and start a flow of recall?
Such heavy burden you have to carry beginning as a small child. I can only imagine how dreamlike it is for you sometimes and how that only adds to your heartbreak.
Its is sad that you have to keep secrets to guard others. I think we all feel that at times, I'm sad that for you its a life sentence. The general public does not have the ears and eyes blossom describes. These truths don't go down well with coffee.
I am so glad you posted. This section is a little bare for many of the reasons you encounter, I'm happy you felt the safety to share. You sound so wise and I look forward to hearing more from you. Your story and journey are like gold and like blossom I gain truths and hope in them.
I am sorry for losses of your brother and dad and admire your survival. Bless them and bless you Pegasus!
ragingbull wrote:I am so sorry for your loss. My husband shot himself 10 months ago . He was being treated for psychotic mania and tat day he took meth and drank quiet a bit. Meth made his psychosis drastically worse and my guess is that he thought that devil was chasing him as a result he decided on getting himself before devil get shim (he did something like that in the past) sometimes I wonder if he would have done something to hurt me … It is not likely but you never now… See this guy, when I fell in love with him 4 years ago , was colorful , maybe a little crazy but was not insane , then we were separated for a about 2 years and meanwhile he had lost his sanity to hard drugs and stress factors .. it was so heart breaking ….
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