5 comments for “Suicide, a family disease

  1. August 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you for such an open hearted post. I’m so sorry about your mom and family members who suffered so much. You’ve broken the spell of silent shame, what a powerful move in changing what gets passed down to future generations…

    Depression, the major-you-need-to-be-hospitalized kind, runs in my family. I heard stories of older generations, but since no one talked openly about it, I immediately felt shame about it.

    7 years ago, I was diagnosed with major depression, PTSD, and was a 20-year eating disorder veteran addict. I’m happy to say that I’m in full recovery and actively passing along to my children new ways of relating to emotions and circumstances. Truth is so important.

    Blessings to you and your entire family. You’ve helped unlock the door to freedom and health for anyone who reads this post. Thank you.

    • August 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you. Sending hugs across the cyber wires.

  2. August 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    This is a great post. I’m glad you reblogged it!
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    Have a great week. Hugs Paula xx

  3. August 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I too believed getting professional help was a sign of weakness until I almost drove into oncoming traffic. On purpose. It is so easy: just turn the steering wheel and jam the gas pedal into the floor. So much easier than dealing with shit. So much easier than asking for help. It’s so easy to give in, yet so hard to do better. That’s when I understood that getting treatment is a sign of strength. I wish the very best to you and your family and hope your brother realises this as I did. Hopefully not in such a dramatic fashion.

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