(Closed) NWR: Suicide…..Never The Answer……. :-(

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
Member
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

My family lost a family friend when I was young.  He felt there was no way out after he lost all his money in the stock market and felt humiliated.  Everyone felt horrible for not seeing his pain and suffering.  My dad sat me down to tell me that suicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem.  It has always stuck with me.  I hope that we can all remember to just reach out a little further and to stay connected to people.  In today’s world, people have large social networks but not very deep ones.  I hope we can all reach a little further to help those that are feeling disconnected and lonely.

Post # 4
Member
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m sorry you have to deal with this. I have dealt with suicide or some sort of tragic death at least once a year since 2003 and could probably fill a whole post with the names of those I know. It’s rough.

The first time it was a guy I had known since elementary school, a guy who would stick by my side and hold my hand when everyone else was ready to kick my butt. I could cry now just thinking about him. I remember that morning, driving past his house, and watching the police pull in the drive. My FI was with him the night before.

Less than a month later we lost another guy. He dated my best friend and we had lunch together almost everyday. Our community has lost at least one teenager a year since then, from a high school where each grade has maybe 110 kids.

It hurts less over time, but each new one brings it back. Try not to dwell on the time you lost. I hope you find some peace of mind and I’m sorry about your friends.

 

Post # 6
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Corykru: I am so sorry for your loss and that you are going through this. My uncle committed suicide 6 years ago this past July and it was one of the most difficult things my family has ever gone through. It is such a hard thing knowing that you can never have that person back and that you wish you could have been there to help them through their pain and suffering. If you ever read postsecret.com there is a suicide hotline that is posted there if you are interested in suicide awareness and prevention. No one should ever feel like things are so bad that they need to end it. Try not to beat yourself up for losing contact – it will only make this time more difficult for you. The most important thing is for you to preserve his memory and to try to help others in need. ((hugs))

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