Monday, September 5, 2011
Carl lost his brother to suicide, continued...
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Anyone who has bereaved a loss, especially one of suicide, can relate to Carl as he describes triggers and pain.
He shared, “There are triggers that vault you backward in an instant. When we hear of someone who has taken their life, our scab is ripped off and we weep with an involuntary kinship. There is a common ground as we've been thrust into an unwanted membership to this God-awful club. We feel for them; we know their pain. We want to reach out to comfort them; to let them know that they are not alone, they will survive; we all do."
Carl continued, “It is always present, that persistent bit of pain, which lurks just beneath the surface, waiting to nudge you back to reality when it awakens with just the slightest influence. We must acknowledge it and never shut it out for we cannot deny who we are and all of the experiences that build upon our foundation. We take ourselves with us wherever we go; that library of records within which defines us and makes us individual.”
If you’re suffering depression or you just feel lost and overwhelmed reach out and try to get help.
Click here for the National Suicide Lifeline Hotline/website.
Click here to watch an overview narrative of Carl’s book.
Photo is the cover of David's book, Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide, (Published by Nightengale Press)