It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the Suicide Prevention walk last year in Huntington & over a year ago since I lost my darling daughter Amber to suicide. Being a survivor of suicide has so many challenges and I can not say that I have adapted to them gracefully. I have shed many tears, lost many new friends (that says something), found some old friends and have a new purpose in life.
I tried to find information on survivors of a suicide loss soon after the funeral when everyone scattered around me and just wanted to pull my hair out. I could not find anything--I looked for support groups to no avail and in the end here I am on the internet networking in every way possible to get my mind in a better place where maybe I can reach out to someone else feeling the kind of pain associated with the loss of someone you love by suicide. I am hoping that survivors will tell their stories and find comfort from others that feel the same way. In the beginning I looked all over the internet for every piece of info I could find--I read everything!!!!
Please share and if you are thinking of suicide please, please tell someone-anyone!
1-800-273-TALK(8255)--Please call this number if you are thinking of suicide.
More than 90 percent of people who kill themselves are suffering from one or more psychiatric disorders, in particular:
Major depression (especially when combined with alcohol and/or drug abuse)
Alcohol abuse and dependence
Drug abuse and dependence
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)