I’ve lost someone
“If you are very new to the tragedy of suicide loss, despair may be your companion. We hope you find some time to rest your burden and share it with those of us who need no explanation. There is no map on this path to becoming whole. It is the most painful of journeys — full of twists and turns, bruised hearts and misunderstandings. Small wonders appear on this path but we may be too sore or fragile to recognize them. But there will be a day when you can look back and know that they were there. We share your loneliness. We share your sorrow. We share your questions. We honor those we love who have been lost to suicide. May the radiance and beauty of their lives never be defined by their deaths.
…As fellow survivors of suicide, we urge you to remember these few but important things:
You are not alone.
There are resources and people to support you.
There is no universal time frame for healing, but you will move forward from the place where you are now.
We wish you strength and courage as you travel through your grieving and your healing.”
-American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Survival Council