How? (SiblingsSurvivors Guest Post)

Subject: How?

Two nights ago my brother committed suicide. I got the news and I immediately felt like all the air in my lungs was pulled from my body… I can’t stop picturing in my head what he was going through the moments leading to his departure… How can I stop these mental pictures from crossing my mind? How can anyone go about their normal daily lives after a tragic loss of a brother!?? I’ve cried and cried… I still today find myself tearing up… I’m lost now, I am not in control of this situation and I’m driving myself crazy…

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7 Responses to How? (SiblingsSurvivors Guest Post)

  1. A. says:

    I lost my brother. It’s been over a year and I’m feeling what you’re feeling. I don’t tell you this to make you feel like there is no hope. I tell you this to know that you’re NOT ALONE

  2. Christina McPherson says:

    I understand your pain,I lost my brother Mark 8 months ago. He was my best friend as well as my brother. The loss is excruciating. And I have the same vision that presses on my mind. Please find a survivor support group. It has helped me to talk with others.
    https://afsp.org/our-work/chapters/find-your-chapter/

  3. Bridgette says:

    Lost my brother 11 months ago and it’s deep intense pain. Right when I found out I was in horrific pain and shock. Just heartbroken and helpless and hopeless. Truthfully I felt utter and significant hopelessness for 6 months or so. Then eventually, because of my children and husband and surviving family and friends i dug real deep to be functional for my lovee ones. Keep fighting to survive, to honour your very precious brother. I m still in much pain and am sorting out survival skills. MUCH love to you! Find your reason to overcome and fight the good fight in this upside down world. Hugs!!❤

  4. David Campbell says:

    My heart goes out to you. My son Matthew Campbell committed suicide in 2016 in March–his birthday was just on October 10–he died at 20. Please know that I will be praying for you and your family. Please don’t blame yourself. That is the hardest thing not to do. Surround yourself with family, friends, and loved ones and a good church group. You will need Jesus to get you through this.

  5. Aimee says:

    15 days ago my brother (age 25) committed suicide. I can not stop thinking about his last few hours and went through this mind up until the moment he passed away. My heart feels like it is filling with cement every time he and his final moments cross my mind. I am hoping that with time this will not hurt so much, for you also.

  6. Edy Lee Bouza Headley says:

    I’m so so sorry… I lost my brother 6 months ago.. he had no signs of mental illness … he came to stay with us to get back on his feet… he hung himself in my barn on my birthday…. I feel so guilty in so many ways… everything in life is moving forward… but me
    I just can’t even express my guilt…. i just feel I let everyone down!!! I guess we just need to remember that they are no longer struggling… and they are at peace…. ❤️❤️❤️My heart breaks for you

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