I offer my condolences on the loss of your sister. Im able to do the survey, but I think its asking too much of some here, especially if they suffer recent losses. Hope your survey helps but Im not sure I understand the premise. Judge 50 suicide notes to see if you can predict an attempt ? If its a note its an attempt right? On a personal note my brother didnt leave one.
Okay thanks for the clarification Michelle. Obviously its up to each individual to decide if they can handle it, Im not trying to speak for all, just pointing out that some survivors may not be ready for that. Not now not ever. I wish you and all who have particpated the best and take comfort in knowing you that you are trying to make a difference. I applaud any effort in trying to prevent another loss to suicide.
I thought I replied to this once, but I cannot find my reply. After my daughters death was ruled suicide, I went online to find out what was ther for reference and how others handled this situation. Of course, each one is different. I thought very intensely about writing a book of how I felt, but I couldn't think straight enough at that time and I was still working. Now I am retired from work and have alot of time to spare so i am trying to put together a book of my poetry. Most of it was written abouty me, my feelings at the time and my children before and after their deaths. I wrote three poems this week. Soemtimes they just ocme to me in the middle of the night, and other times it takes a while. But i always write down what I am feeling at the time I am writiing.
When my daughter died, she was left handed and she was shot in the right side of the head kind of behind her ear. I asked the police department investigators and the coroners office to research left-handedness anbd the possibility of someone who did everything with their left hand - to shoot themselves with their right hand. The actually researched this, and sent me a copy of their research. I presume this is the type subject you might be interested in. I have more. I would love to write about this subject. It's all I think about daily but that is because I do truly want to do osomething to help others so they will not have to go through what we have been through.
Hi Dianne, I talked to the study people yesterday and they told me they may want a few more people although the study is closed. I will let you know when they get back to me. Thank you!