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Comment by Donna Messerly on April 10, 2012 at 5:06pm

Regarding my grief counselor's comment, "I guess that depends on how long you continue to fight it" . . . who doesn't fight? The alternative is to give up. I don't understand it all. Pretty sure I'm broken.

Comment by Donna Messerly on April 10, 2012 at 5:03pm

I would LOVE it if you would light a candle for me. Yes, Theresa, it is hard. I'm having some anniversary feelings as (I think we talked about this once) the anniversary of my dad's death is May 1.  The air today feels the same as it did then, I'm missing my dad and sister and brother more than ever before. This is the time of year my dad started "lambing season" on his sheep ranch . . . sights, sound, smells . . . they all have an effect.  Sometimes I think it sounds so good to just lie down and let the roof cave in around me. Just when I think I'm ready to do that . . . I find my 20 seconds of courage to move on.  I'll say a prayer for you, Theresa.

Comment by Jerica Guerra on April 10, 2012 at 5:02pm
@Theresa, thanks for lighting a candle, I will b doing the same for all of us. :-) also I too have my brothers 1st year anniversay of his death, it will beon May 25th. My god the time has flown by. I don't know how to feel at this point. I rem this like it was yesterday. I replay the whole scenario over n over. :-( . Also the day I buried my brother was on May 31st which was my Birthday. So that too I will feel like sh** (excuse my french) but that's how I'm ging to feel. But I know my family will b looking out for me cuz clearly they will know y. :-( please pray for me, cuz lord knows imma need it! :-( god bless..........
Comment by Theresa Sweaney on April 10, 2012 at 4:48pm

I'm so sad today.  Maybe it is that my son Charles' 1st anniv of his death is soon (May 1).  That is an interesting comment by your therapist, Donna.  It's sometimes difficult to know if we're doing it 'right', isn't it!!!  How to 'let it flow "through" us', and on and on.  Joyce, sometimes I'm still numb.  I go back and forth between numbness and awareness.  Today my tolerance for pain is low.  I'm lighting a candle for all of us here today.  Love and hugs to you.

Comment by Daphne vaughn (Anthony's Mom ) on April 10, 2012 at 4:34pm

will be praying for you joyce,Daphne

Comment by Donna Messerly on April 10, 2012 at 4:32pm

I'll be thinking of you.

Comment by Daphne vaughn (Anthony's Mom ) on April 10, 2012 at 4:30pm

Hi friends,friday will be my son anthony and twin brothers birthday, anthony took his life on oct 29th 2010 . it is still so hard for us as i know it is for all of you.please keep us in your prayers as we will all of you.i know friday will be a painful and sad day for us miss him so very much.blessing to all .Daphne

Comment by Donna Messerly on April 10, 2012 at 4:28pm

I'm sorry you have to acknowledge this anniversary.  I asked a grief counselor the other day, "How long do I have to grieve like this?"

He said, "I guess that depends on how long you continue to fight it." Hmmmm.

Comment by Joyce M Rubacky on April 10, 2012 at 1:44pm

Coming up on the end of the first year.  The only difference I feel is the shock has disappeared. Sometimes I wish the numbness would return.  But, I guess that would only delay progress....

Comment by Donna Messerly on April 3, 2012 at 11:05pm

When my brother passed away in December, we asked that donations be made to the Arizona Suicide Prevention center in lieu of flowers. They received many, many donations and felt grateful to have been able to help in some small way.

 

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