I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss.  Whether this loss happened yesterday or 50 years ago, I know you’re still impacted by it.  I know that there are many questions that you still ask: Why being the biggest one.

I don’t have the answers.  Nor can I say I’m faring any better than any of you.  I just know that there’s comfort in numbers and in remembering.  Suicide is an ugly, ugly thing.  It robs you of your friends, family, and loved ones.  It leaves questions and guilt and anger.

All I can say is that you’re not alone.  Many of us, way too many, have been impacted by suicide.  Whether we’ve lost a child, parent, spouse, friend, family member, loved one…we are all left the same: troubled, sad, angry, guilty, conflicted, and full of grief.

I’m adding a list of resources for you, the survivors, because it’s important to recognize that we also need help.

Suicide Survivor Handbook (pdf, easy to print)

http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=229&name=DLFE-73.pdf

Online Resources:

http://www.allianceofhope.org/

Suicide Support Groups by state:

AZ, VA

Out of the Darkness Walks:

http://www.afsp.org/walk

http://www.survivorresources.org/

And if you need anyone to talk to or to share your story…or if you’d like to write about your loved one for me to put on the blog, feel free to contact me.  We should all be remembered.

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