The afternoon after I buried my son when he died by suicide with a gun I went to his home and found a plethora of medications. I saw the most recent was for an ADD Med called Stratterra When I was changing for bed that very night an ad came on TV that a side effect of Stratterra was suicide . Please be careful and heed these warnings seriously. Feel free to share this post everywhere….maybe my story will save a life.Read More
Take you time breathe, walk in the sunshine, go eat ice cream and concentrate on small things. If someone isn’t helping you take a break from that person. Keep aware that you were not in control then and nothing you did or didn’t do would change the outcome. I found concentrating on putting on foot in front of another and moving around helped me heal. Being alone was not as healthy as making myself interact with others. Push yourself to attend meetings and know that time does not heal everything but time does help you learn that you will move forward again.Read More
Dr. Mark Goulston: PTSD for Dummies
Don’t be misled by the title! Loss by suicide can be a traumatic loss. It can turn your world upside down. This is a well-written, comprehensive guide presenting the latest on effective treatments that help you understand common survivor reactions like sleeplessness, nightmares, anxiety, flashbacks and depression.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross: On Life After Death
In this collection of inspirational essays, internationally-known author Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross draws on her in-depth research of more than 20,000 people who had near-death experiences, revealing the afterlife as a return to wholeness of spirit.
Guilt is your worst enemy, because it is a false accusation. You are not responsible for your loved one’s suicide in any way, shape, or form. … One of the most unusual aspects of survivor guilt is that it is usually a solo trip – each survivor tends to blame primarily themselves.Read More
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Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Discover more about Survivor Day.
22 Veterans die by suicide each date. Lets stop it !!Read More
This month my son Ryan has been gone for 12 years. In many ways it’s like yesterday and other ways it’s seems so long ago. In time you will learn to live with the hurt and pain but you never “get over it”. People have said well I’m glad you are over his death, and they mean well. I want to lash out and say “you are NEVER over it”, you only learn to keep moving and move through the grief. I honestly can say without Linda Davis and without Austin-SOS I do not know if I could have made it down this road. If you will listen to her and to the stories of the others in the group you will heal. When you feel ready reach out and help someone else who is just starting down the path and you will get so much more back than you have to give. What you do might seem menial but do something...Read More