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Never let that piolt light of hope burn out-Suicide is loss of hope. And certainly after you lose a child by suicide, your sense of hope is hard to find.  What do you do after you lose one of the people that gives your life meaning? The pain of losing my child by suicide was relentless at first until I just went numb and catatonic. That numbness is your body's only defense to the onslaught of unbearable agony. Yet through all that despair, #hope

Does losing a child by suicide hurt more?--It would be unfair to other moms and dads who have lost a child to say that my 'hurt' was worse than theirs. It hurts to lose a child. Period. I also can't compare because I've only had a child die one way and that's by suicide. And besides that, grief journeys are very personal experiences. Loss from suicide is like no other loss That I can say. What's different about suicide is that on some visceral level, #grief #loss #suicideawareness

10 new traits I’ve adopted since my son’s suicide -There is nothing like the suicide of your child to inspire you to look… #suicide #grief #depression

I know so many don’t know what to say to those who’ve suffered a loss, particularly that of a child and in the case of suicide. Unfortunately, I can…


The Day After - I remember waking up. Then dreading that I woke up and reality hitting me like ice water in the face. My child is dead. I am the mother of child who killed himself. I actually feel as if I am in someone else's skin because it feels so foreign and prickly. I just want to slide out of myself and into someone else's life. Anything but the one I'm in right now. Randy and I hold each other sobbing. The coulda, woulda, shoudas #grief #suicide #suicideawareness

Help me eliminate the phrase, ‘committed suicide’- I understand the phrase has been around a long time. It's even the headline in my most popular article (I didn't write that phrase in that headline, by the way*). Historically, suicide was considered a crime up until the early 60s. In some other parts of the world, it still is. Due to the widespread misunderstanding of what suicide really is, it's often viewed as a 'less noble' way to lose a loved one

So you are contemplating suicide… Letter to those thinking of killing themselves. drained of color #suicide #suicideprevention


What I miss most about Charles. I miss that beautiful curly hair and his sense of humor. I miss his tall… #suicide #grief

By Charlotte Moyler, suicide loss survivor and founder of Suicide Loss Survivor Group in Williamsburg, VA. Until now, she had not gone public with her story.  We called her Pie, our little Magpie. Born in January 1994 and adopted into our family when she was less that two days old. Maggie was an answered prayer and so much more! She was the daughter I longed for after 14 years of marriage. She was tiny and full of energy! She taught her older brother Jake many things, but most importantly…

A story of hope: I never thought I would be alive to see graduation-by Carly Stansfield If I had to describe myself in one word, it would… #eatingdisorder #anorexia #bulimia