Just want you to know
Our parents committed suicide when I was 12 and my brother was 8 years old. 5 years later, I haven’t been feeling well. The past few weeks I’ve thought about leaving this world. After finding this site though, I’m definitely not going to do it. It’s heartbreaking to read your stories and I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve realised my brother really needs his big sister, I can’t be selfish. I’ve already scheduled an appointment with a psychologist as soon as possible (thanks socialism). You don’t have to post this but I want you to know this site is very useful and important and you have to keep it up.
9 thoughts on “Just want you to know (SiblingsSurvivors Guest Post)”
I just lost my sister earlier this month and can’t even put words on how I feel. So glad you have decided to get help both for yourself and also for the sake of your siblings who need you. Be kind to yourself.
I am so happy that you are getting help! I wish my little sister had seen something that would have prevented her suicide. Please take care.
I lost my brother 6 months ago and will hurt forever. You are strong, loved, needed! So happy to hear you are getting help! Praying for you and your brother. ❤
My big brother left us on December 15th, 2017. The loss is sheer torment.
Praying that you feel better, and that you are getting the support you need. Be gentle with yourself through the process of healing. You are valuable and so important.
My brother took his own life on May 27th of this year. It was also my Father’s and nephew’s birthday. I am still crying 3-4 times a day and I miss him more than words can explain. I hope that you receive the love that you need along with any professional help that you need. Your family and friends love you so much, you are value, and this world still need you.
I’m glad your seeking help for yourself. I lost my younger brother (47 years old) 30 days ago. I’m so grateful that you have thought about how impactful your life is to your sister.
In this last month, I have been amazed at how many people have been impacted by my brother’s death. I am convinced that if he would have been able to make himself aware of the wonderful impact that he had on so many people, or, if he could have seen himself through the eyes of the rest of us, he would still be with us.
As a brother, I am devistated by his death. I wake up every morning to the nightmare and live with it all day. In my depths of sorrow, I want to be with him; be with him by leaving this world. When I really think that through, I know it’s not the right thing to do, as I would be perpetuating more pain, more grief, on yet more folks.
Thank you for sharing, and I pray that you will be able to find the help you need to carry on for your sister, for others who care about you (some of whom you may not even know), and for yourself.
Thank you for staying.
Thank you for seeking help.
Thank you for sharing.
You have made my brother’s death a little bit less tragic because some goodness has come from that loss.
My brother is my only sibling and our mother took her life 8 years ago. She was our only parent. One year ago my 18 year old baby brother took his life too. I’m now alone in this world with absolutely no family and it’s pure torture. Sadly I look forward to the day my life ends so I can have a family again. I just don’t have the courage to take my own life and leave my kids the way my mom left my brother and I. On behalf of your brother, I thank you for sparing your life for him because I promise you he needs you more than anyone else in the world. Take care xoxo
Such horrible losses Candice. ? you are so strong and needed in this broken world. God bless you and give you strength.