Struggling to Understand Suicide

An amazing post on the difficult issue of suicide. A dear friend’s son committed suicide earlier this year. This has confirmed my thoughts and feelings on the matter.

In the Wake of Suicide

As I have perused the internet for articles about death by suicide, I look mostly for those things that bring comfort to my soul….my spirit…so that I can pass it along to others. Hopefully, they too, will be enlightened and encouraged by those words that have brought me peace in my day to day struggles by the loss of my son to suicide. The following is a most exceptional articulation that touches on the whole…the physical reasons and the emotional reasons for death by suicide….. about a loving God who is with us and our loved ones who die by this terrible and very misunderstood disease. My wholehearted thanks go to Father Ron Rolheiser for writing and posting his article. I pass this along in memory of my sweet and sensitive son, Brandon Heath.

Struggling to Understand Suicide

by Father Ron Rolheiser

Pic - Fr Ron - no collar b-wSadly, today, there are many deaths by suicide…

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I am a sixty plenty wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. I started blogging as a coping mechanism during my beautiful daughter's final journey. Vic was desperately ill for 10 years after a botched back operation. Vic's Journey ended on 18 January 2013 at 10:35. She was the most courageous person in the world and has inspired thousands of people all over the world. Vic's two boys are monuments of her existence. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend. I will miss you today, tomorrow and forever my Angle Child.

2 thoughts on “Struggling to Understand Suicide”

  1. It is a difficult issue indeed. To be born, to give it a go, to feel there is nothing but death that’s worthwhile. This was a good reblog, Tersia.


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