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Mr. McD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-10 08:22 PM
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16. My wifes oldest son killed himself I guess 16 years ago or so
My wife took it very hard and within 6 months attempted suicide herself. Fortunately she failed but the point is that is not uncommon for the survivors to blame themselves for the actions of their loved ones and try to follow them. It is very important that she understand that it was not her fault. There are many support groups for families of suicide victims. Perhaps you can help her find the help and support she needs.
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  -My friend recently lost a child to suicide. redwitch  Jul-21-10 07:07 PM   #0 
  - just lost my baby sister the same way....there is nothing to say.  spanone   Jul-21-10 07:08 PM   #1 
  - I am so sorry!  redwitch   Jul-21-10 07:10 PM   #2 
  - it is so hard. i am sorry  seabeyond   Jul-21-10 07:19 PM   #7 
  - I am sorry seabeyond.  redwitch   Jul-21-10 07:38 PM   #11 
  - How sad  malaise   Jul-21-10 07:19 PM   #8 
  - ..  progressoid   Jul-21-10 08:39 PM   #17 
  - there are no words of consolation  knowbody0   Jul-21-10 07:10 PM   #3 
  - There really are no words. One day at a time and lots of time is  monmouth   Jul-21-10 07:12 PM   #4 
  - I lost my step-brother the same way, 30+ years ago...  JuniperLea   Jul-21-10 07:15 PM   #5 
  - nothing one can say, but let her talk and talk and talk, if she wants, or... hold her hand. nt  seabeyond   Jul-21-10 07:17 PM   #6 
  - She's across the country from me but we talk.  redwitch   Jul-21-10 07:34 PM   #9 
     - well,  seabeyond   Jul-21-10 07:43 PM   #12 
        - Too many things left unsaid in this case.  redwitch   Jul-21-10 07:59 PM   #13 
  - so sorry  handmade34   Jul-21-10 07:35 PM   #10 
  - She will heal. But she will never be the same.  redwitch   Jul-21-10 08:04 PM   #14 
  - Just let her know you understand she is in pain...  liberalmuse   Jul-21-10 08:09 PM   #15 
  - My wifes oldest son killed himself I guess 16 years ago or so  Mr. McD   Jul-21-10 08:22 PM   #16 
  - All you can do is be there for her--but that's a lot.  Berry Cool   Jul-21-10 09:02 PM   #18 
  - My uncle committed suicide right before Christmas in 2000  WCIL   Jul-21-10 09:37 PM   #19 
  - Condolences to you and to your friend.  truedelphi   Jul-21-10 09:39 PM   #20 
  - Do hold her hand or touch her shoulder. Human touch is so important  Libertyfirst   Jul-21-10 09:43 PM   #21 
  - vibes.  applegrove   Jul-21-10 10:05 PM   #22 
  - I'm so sorry  Cherchez la Femme   Jul-21-10 10:05 PM   #23 
  - He was bipolar.  redwitch   Jul-22-10 07:56 AM   #25 
  - OMG!  Odin2005   Jul-21-10 10:24 PM   #24 
  - An excellent book which has helped me deal with numerous suicides  Mnemosyne    Jul-22-10 08:03 AM   #26 
     - You have had more than your share and I am sorry.  redwitch   Jul-22-10 08:36 AM   #27 
        - It has helped me tremendously. Hope it can help ease some of your friend's pain, in time.  Mnemosyne    Jul-22-10 10:45 AM   #28 
           - Thank you to all who have posted here.  redwitch   Jul-22-10 01:27 PM   #29 

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