Unfortunately, yes. In the past, it was commonly believed that suicide rates spiked at Christmas, but studies reveal that they drop during the holidays and then peak for the first few weeks of the new year. Researchers surmise that, for those who are already struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, the Christmas promise of peace, […]
After losing someone to suicide, the questions seem endless. In this blog, I will be exploring them one at a time.
I have been asking myself that very question today, which happens to be the 13th anniversary of my brother’s death. Steve’s Death Day is no longer the sad, dreary, headache-inducing day that it once was. It feels as though we have both moved on from the trauma of his suicide. But I still wanted to […]
First, understand that your pain is natural and understandable. Your loved one was very likely in great pain, and now, so are you and other loved ones. You need to take extra care of yourself now. Spend time with people who care about you and aren’t trying to fix you. Spend time in places that […]