Next week I’ll be traveling to Washington DC to do an author signing at the American Association of Suicidology‘s 51st Annual Conference. It couldn’t come at a more better time seeing how the 3rd year of my late husband’s suicide is approaching. It will be good for me to get away, but it really doesn’t matter where I go because Brett and April 22nd always travels with me. Hopefully in meeting some of the conference’s activists and advocates who I’ve been watching their documentaries, reading their books, and collecting their articles will provide a healthy distraction for my mind.
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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