My name is Connie, 62, and live in Florida. My son, Gabriel, 26, who lived in NYC, committed suicide Jan. 17, 2011. I have attended Hospice group for suicide survivors, am a member of a monthly support group at Hospice, am a member of a church small group, sing in the church choir, and work full-time. I have a daughter, 20, who is on the honor roll in college. I've always considered myself just an ordinary person, raising two children alone, and doing the best I could for them.
Now, a "suicide survivor" label has been added, and I must keep it until the end of my natural life. I located this forum through the Faces of Suicide home page. My heart aches each day as I work through this process that is now a part of my life. I feel the pain of others, whom I will never meet, just by reading the postings.
Peace and love to all,
Kenny 9/10/61 - 08/24/10
i came here because in 'real life' i am actually the strong one,the no bullshit girl, i dont necessarily like people, cant connect with them so this role stuck with me (except for a few people who have gotten through my walls over the years)..
and i am glad that i found this place where i can just write what comes to my mind!
i have no kids but i have two dogs, i really love them and i wouldnt know what i'd do without them..
My son Richard ,hanged himself in August 2011.He was 25.
I have another son aged 19 & a husband (step father to both boys)
A special thank you to everyone on here .Knowing we are all sharing our grief has made a difference.