Signs we missed and strategies to use
In The Aftermath
Around eighteen years ago our lives began to change in a rather devastating way – although we as a family did not realise this at that time.
We had been a fairly typical family with three teenagers, and although we’d had our share of dramas over the past few years, there was nothing to indicate the emotional rollercoaster we had just boarded.
The major disruption to our ordinary lives had been the revelation of our childrens’ abuse at the hands of my father.
What They Say
“I am reading your book, what a woman you are. My beautiful son committed suicide 16 years ago, he was 22 years old. My life is empty, he was not on drugs , Unfortunately I do have a daughter who is an addict. The things you talk about Kelly my daughter did. I also have 2 older daughters who are both Div 1’s. I am so sorry for your lose and the pain involved. “
Suicide Prevention: The Danger Signals of Suicidal Tendencies
What is suicide? What triggers a person to commit it? Are there suicide prevention tips we can consider to prevent a person from committing suicide? How do we identify suicidal tendencies?
Suicide is not a serious mental illness. Instead, it is a potential consequence of certain life happenings, crisis, trauma, or mental disorders. According to statistics, suicide rates are high among the elderly, teens, and young adults.
Bereavement After Suicide: Coping with Suicide and Loss
Grief is a human’s normal response to losing someone important. However, when a person dies by suicide, those bereaved usually experience a more complicated form of grief that is caused by a combination of shock, pain, and unanswered questions.
For those of you who are in grief due to the suicide of someone you know, it is important that you talk about your reactions to the tragedy honestly and openly. This way, you can find support and be able to live with the loss.