My heart goes out to the families of Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain and the thousands of others who are not celebrities that died this week. Suicide is unlike any other death..it will transform you. Where mourners usually receive sympathy and compassion, suicide loss survivors will experience judgement, blame, and exclusion…that’s what happened to me and it happens to others too. I hope that their family and friends will surround them and that there are support groups around their area so that they can get help as quickly as possible. Celebrity deaths show you that it does not matter how much wealth or success you can have in your life…suicide does not discriminate. If you are feeling like you want to escape your pain and that others would be better off without you…please seek help or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)’. I’ve called them before…they can help.
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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