I just lost both my brothers to suicide

I just lost both of my brothers to suicide. My family is very close, especially us siblings. I’m the oldest and only girl. My brothers were my best friends, we talked every day. The first brother to pass was 17 years old. Then, exactly 4 weeks later to the day, my 23 year old brother also passed. We had all been talking and open about our grief and thoughts about suicide to protect each other. We kept encouraging my brother to get counseling/therapy, we were all looking out for each other. I don’t know why this is happening but I’m the only sibling left… They were so young and won’t get to experience so much.

3 thoughts on “I just lost both my brothers to suicide

  1. This is currently my biggest fear. I am the oldest sibling. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. We just lost our 23 year old brother and now we’re all terrified about our 21 year old brother too. Hes talked about suicide before. I wish there was something I could do to guarantee this doesn’t happen again.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hang onto their memory. May peace embrace you.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my sister in 2019 and my brother in 2022, both to suicide. I, too, am the only sibling left. I no longer have a relationship with my parents as a result unfortunately. Luckily, ai have my hisband and children who I try to stay strong for. I hope you have someone to lean on. Its definitely rough.

  3. I lost my baby brother to suicide 5 years ago. He was 30 years old. I wanted to reach out from the point of view of a sibling survivor. I thought.. “If I just pull the trigger, I will get to see him again.” I’m not quite sure what pulled me out of that thought process, but I sought help. I feel for you. Being the only sibling left brings a burden in and of itself. I hope you find the strength to carry on. You are not alone.

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