Archives: Sibling

our side of suicide

In July at the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Young Adult meeting, I met a wonderful women named Kathleen who recently lost her sister to suicide. As Becky and I were discussing the recent launch of this blog with the rest of the group members, Kathleen asked if she could tell her story: “My survivor story started on Saturday, May 18, 2013, when my sister succumbed to her life-long battle with bipolar disorder and suicide. I received a one-line email from my dad early Sunday morning, “CALL ME ASAP regarding your sister.” While I had received similar messages in the past, they were all false alarms to her reckless and unsuccessful attempts to end her life, but this time I somehow knew it was the real deal. When I called my dad, all […]

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