Stigma #1. My husband is burning in hell because he ended his own life. People actually think this and if you are one of them, I’m not going to unfriend you..I hope to educate you. My husband had a brain disease, that is what suicide is. There are all sorts of human diseases…heart disease…lung disease…but brain disease seems to get you an automatic ticket to Satan for some reason. His wounds were invisible. I read an article a year ago on the people who jumped from the buildings on 9/11. They were trying to escape from the flames. My husband was escaping the flames in his mind. I don’t believe in the whole “Heaven & Hell” thing…but I do know where my husband is….he is at peace.
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After my husband ended his life I was completely devastated and felt as if I was torn into pieces that could never be put back together. How could life go on? The emotional pain he ended was unknowingly passed onto me. I knew I needed help quickly. I joined a support group called SASS (Suicide Awareness Survivor Support) who supports the ones left behind after a loved one's suicide and also helps raise mental health awareness. I will never get over my husband's death, but I now know that I can get through it, thanks to SASS. I sweep nothing under the rug. By starting an open and honest conversation I hope to help break down the stigmas and start raising mental health awareness. Together we can stay above the rug! View all posts by abovetherug