In 2 days I’m going to be speaking to about 300 soldiers and military police at Fort Leavenworth Army base about my husband’s suicide and what it means to be a loss survivor. I just trashed my whole speech I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks now. Had some new inspiration come to me this afternoon…it’s going to be a long 2 days and nights, but I know it will be worth it.
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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