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Trying this again

I've had a lot more healing to do since 2014, when I first found Legacy Connect. I've been busy working with other survivors of suicide loss, writing about survival, connection, and hope and creating/updating the website that is right for me.

Now seems like the time to come back here. I still miss my husband, who ended his life in 2007 after a valiant battle with depression and bipolar disorder. We were married for over thirty years. But he is still part of my life. He made that kind…

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Added by Janet McDaniel on August 17, 2019 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Pre-mourning and Borrowed Hope

Sometimes death comes without warning, but at other times there is a period of pre-mourning.  For almost a decade before my husband’s suicide, he dealt with active Bipolar Disorder. His rapid cycling and bizarre episodes left us both drained.  He was at the mercy of his illness, and as I tried to help him and get help for him in every way I could, I was at the mercy of his illness as well.

This pre-mourning leaves us few resources with which to cope with grief.  Physically, I had used…

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Added by Janet McDaniel on February 25, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

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