A new baby had just been born into the family when two relatives committed suicide—one of whom was very, very close to me. These two died within three weeks of one another, so what should have been a time of pure joy in welcoming a newborn, was instead darkened by sudden and shocking death.
Anger, disbelief, guilt, sadness, and shock plagued me. I was worried, fearful, and couldn’t sleep. I tried to reach out to others during that awful time. Unfortunately, family distress, and a lack of support among the people I expected to help me the most, left me isolated and feeling vulnerable.
You may have a similar experience. I hope to provide resources to help others grieving the loss of a loved one who committed suicide.
A little more about me: I’m a mother and wife, and a citizen of planet earth. I am a writer with a long list of publishing credits that include psychology and sociology related topics. My latest book is a well-received self-help title released in May, 2016. I also write trail guides (nature is so calming). I hold a Master’s Degree in Human Behavior. As the site is developed, I will share more about my personal experience, as well as my research. I hope that eventually some of you will even come to consider me a sort of friend.
Whether you’re newly grieving the loss of a loved one who committed suicide, or perhaps many years have passed, please take the survey. Your thoughts and experiences can help me to help others as they grieve—and heal—after a loved one’s suicide.
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Thank you. — Sheri McGregor, M.A.
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