Or do you know of someone who lost someone to suicide? If so, how did you or that person cope with it? How long till you/they got over it?
Sorry if this is too dark for some people.
P. S.: I hope GAG doesn't delete this...
Most Helpful Girl
hey. this is a real painful thing to have to deal with. fortunately i haven't lost anyone close to me but one of my close friends lost her mother this way. it was very unexpected because everything seemed to be going fine. my fiend didn't cope well at all in the beginning and even now a year later some things are still difficult for her. she is able to function and didn't stop studying but started smoking a lot of weed to help her through it all.
i think that everyone will deal with this differently, and there really is no time - frame. i don't think you ever get over the pain, you just learn to live with it. and over many years you choose to focus on the positives and happiness that life will bring. for my friend, it was her baby niece.2
Most Helpful Guy
I lost a friend from high school, Ray, last year in a double suicide with a girl that he knew but I personally didn't. I'm not going to act like I was his best friend, but I talked with him often enough online because him and I shared similar political interests.
Unfortunately Ray had been battling depression his whole life, and in the last couple of weeks leading up it, it had worsened. I didn't know what was going on since we mostly just facebook chatted every other week or so.
I'm still saddened by it, but I did move on within a week or so. It's just a terrible situation for Ray, his family, and friend's, and the girl, her family , and friends.
I was told freshman year of high school that you can expect at least one person per year to take their own lives, and unfortunately throughout high school that was true, and two of them were people I knew.1