suicide's survivors

talk to other survivors of loved ones that took their life and learn how to cope with everyday life, how to carry on,try to understand and know why you feel the way you do.

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Comment by Maria Beth on September 6, 2012 at 7:04pm

Thanks for your kind words Christine.  I am sorry for you loss.  You're right, I guess - I just never thought that I'l still be this way.  But i hope that you are well.  The one thing I try to understand every day is that in this case, he was suffering and now he's not.  7 months is a short time, if you ever need to talk, let me know.  It helps to have others in our lives that share the experiences, even if they are painful.

Comment by Christine Bastone on September 6, 2012 at 6:13pm

I don't think there's anything silly about trying to find help any length of time after a loss Maria!  You're's a pain that doesn't ease quickly.  Even though I'm only 7 months in...I know that!  And guilt is usually a big part of it.'s not just you. ♥

Comment by Maria Beth on September 5, 2012 at 3:11pm

I feel kind of silly for trying to find help this late.  But I realize that Sammy's suicide has affected me in a profound way and I am no longer able to move on.  He was an amazing person with an addiction that took his life.  I was left to raise two small boys, one at 4 years and one at a year and a half.  For some reason, I have always just never moved on.  He died in '97 and I still cry about him all the time. I'm grateful for my kids.  It's hard to explain all that he meant to me, but I had an essay published in 'All Voices' called "Practical Mourning".  I hope that it helps people to understand those of us that are dealing with grief.  I look at Jerica's post and feel so much pain for him as well as Carin.  It's a pain that doesn't ease quickly perhaps because it's tainted with guilt.  Is that how you all feel?  Or is that just me?

Comment by Jerica Guerra on July 31, 2012 at 8:11pm

God Bless everyone on this site. i havent posted anything in a while, but i do read everyone's post. I too lost my lil brother on May 25, 2011. Its been 14 months. Not a day goes by i dont think about him. I miss his text n phone calls. i must admit that it does get a lil easier, but  I will always grieve my brother. I know he wont want me to but how can I not? :( I miss him dearly, but i know he is resting in peace now. :) 

Comment by Carin~ Cody's Mom on July 31, 2012 at 6:32am


Sorry I haven’t been on in a while I have been suffering from phenomena. I was laying in bed sat and It was time for me to take one of my meds I reach in the nightstand and pick up what I thought was my med I overdosed on the wrong med because I didn’t have my glasses on and just looked for a white pill. WELLLLL now I’m being treated like I tried to take my own life. All the meds in the house have been hidden and my husband had all my meds in his control and gives them to me when it’s time to take them. TRUST me if I wanted to take my like I would have a week after my son took his. I told all of them don’t assume you know what I’m thinking or feeling or what I may do till you walked in my shoes for a day. I’m so made at everyone right now. If they were that concerned someone should have come in the room when they yelled from the other room that it was time to take my med knowing full well I felt like crap and couldn’t see without my glasses.

Comment by Margo powell on July 21, 2012 at 9:00pm
Hope you are all doing well, I want you to know my heart aches when I read your posts. I mourn with you. Keep the faith that better days are ahead. Getting through the initial stages of loss when a loved one takes his/her life is the WORST possible experience one should ever have to endure. Try to stay strong and remember that life is eternal and one day all things will be made known. God can and will provide the peace in your heart that you so desperately need.
My prayers are with you! God Bless!!! You are loved! Others really do care but they often don't know how to deal with their emotions or how to comfort you. Your losses are so fresh and pain so deep.
I wish I could put my arms around you. Stay strong, you still have much to live for.
Comment by Elizabeth Ireland on July 21, 2012 at 6:26pm

My beautiful baby boy hung himself June 27, 2012. We are still waiting for autopsy report, but feel he may have been on that "spice" or "K2" crap. Of course, that makes no difference, he is still not in his room, or in the kitchen. He is not begging me to let him take the car, or getting ready for work... My devastation is immeasurable my grief is not understood by family and friends, although I know they mean well, I feel like screaming at them. I do not understand how I am supposed to "go on"....

Comment by Anna May on July 18, 2012 at 9:21am


Just passing a very loving lady's company that might interest everyone:

These folks take your original photos etc and make digital images from which they will create collages etc.  Go to their website and see if this is a service that will help you preserve your originals and bring you lasting memories.  If you live in the Greater Cincinnati Ohio area, MOLO can come to you - otherwise you will have to use email or ship items to them.

Hope you find this helpfull,

Anna Mae

Comment by Nancy Cisneros on July 5, 2012 at 10:10pm
I love you son, yesterday was a hard day for me, I miss having you around, I know you used to love lighting up fire works, I love you Isaias may god bless you alway
Comment by Joyce M Rubacky on June 27, 2012 at 10:51am

Hi Marsha, thanks for responding.  I am not sure if you are getting me mixed up with someone else. I never referred to my job. In fact I work along side 2 of my brothers. No problem there!



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