Seven Steps To Surviving Suicide Loss

Great article.

Journeys Through Grief

by Catherine Greenleaf

1035Losing someone we love to suicide can be devastating. The combination of sudden loss, shame and stigma can make the process of grief look like a long and lonely road. But there are things we can do for ourselves that will develop and increase our resilience, and make that road a little easier to travel:

#1 – ASK FOR HELP

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. As school children, we were taught to aspire to a rugged individualism. We were urged to become independent. Yet no one taught us how to be vulnerable, how to ask for help, and how to receive that help.

In some families, asking for help is looked upon as a sign of weakness, or even outright cowardice. As the great poet, John Donne, once wrote: “No man is an island.” Know that asking for help is a sign of true strength…

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About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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