Saturday is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
I think you all have probably heard that I started this blog after the suicide of a dear life-long friend of mine Dina. So this day is my day, but its also the day of so many of my friends and our high school community, who have also been living with her loss. Her parents, her brother, her son.
She’s not the first loved one I’ve lost to suicide. Years ago, a family member I didn’t even know. The relative of a childhood boyfriend. The attempt by a college friend while we were in school. A friend from college Matt.
For every. single. one. of the estimated one million deaths by suicide each year, there are so. many. more. of us living with the guilt, anger and sadness. I honor each of us with a post today at Postpartum Progress HERE. Please click over, read and let me know your thoughts. I could really use your support this day, and this month as we approach our birthdays (Dina’s and mine are 2 days apart next week) and the one year anniversary of her death next month.
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a post here written by a fellow “survivor”. Please come back and share your love with her too.
If you are struggling, please reach out.