Is this normal?

I lost my brother to suicide last summer (2018). He suffered from alcoholism and had many previous suicide attempts, so sadly his death in this manner was not completely unexpected, although still shocking and difficult to grieve. After my brother’s suicide, I found myself worrying a lot about since this was my genetic brother, maybe was I capable of getting this depressed and troubled myself? My question to all of you is did you ever worry about this? I came across someone on some random youtube saying that they heard that if you lose a sibling to suicide you are 50% more likely to become suicidal yourself. This was shocking and scary to me. I feel partially angry at my brother for committing suicide if this is the case. I don’t want to worry like this!

One thought on “Is this normal?

  1. Dear Sir/Ma’am, in unfortunate and shocking cases like this it will always be something dwelling on your mind. Worrying. I also do genuinely believe it’s possible for someone to commit suicide or be more influenced to do so after the passing of a relative. Depending on many different factors.

    I am deeply sorry for your loss, and you have my most sincerest condolences. If you want to talk, or need anyone I am here for you.

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