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Have You Ever Being Affected By Suicide?
 
# 1 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 00:14
 
 
Have you ever being affected by suicide?
Was the person close?
How did you come to terms with it?
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# 2 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 00:18
 
 
Hi Waterlooroad - welcome.

Yes, I've had two people close to me who've done it.
Very hard to explain in both cases, but in most situations we never understand why.
Would you like to share your story?
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# 3 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 00:18
 
 
Hey man.

Have seen and heard the effects but never had the emotional context of someone close to me committing suicide. But, as with any stressful situation, don't bottle it up. Talk about it. With family, friends you're close to, professionals. Things are easier to deal with in the long run if you don't bottle them up, and the emotions will have to be dealt with at some stage
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# 4 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 00:23
 
 
Someone said :
Have you ever being affected by suicide?
Was the person close?
How did you come to terms with it?

Yes - My mother attempted suicide - I think I am still dealing with some of those issues almost 10 years later
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# 5 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 06:27
 
 
i had 3 suicide attempts.. they were serious.. one with a gun another driving at 120 mph.. another with overdose.. it was my head see...
anyways.. my very good friend topped himself recently. hung himself .. he has 3 children and i asked why????
no answer...
its hell let
me tell ya
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# 6 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 07:02
 
 
Yes, one friend and a few acquaintances. Very tough. It's essential that those affected get a chance to talk at length about it. I know one person whose job sometimes involves dealing with families bereaved by suicide and he has always said that it is nearly impossible to prevent someone committing suicide if they're determined enough.
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# 7 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 20:20
 
 
Yes quite a few times. Last night I was at the press launch for http://www.pieta.ie/ they are going to have a fundraiser down this way in October for the house they are opening here, hope it goes very well for them.
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# 8 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 21:40
 
 
Nobody close to me thankfully, but people I knew yes. It is very shocking. The most difficult part is thinking how they must have felt to get to that point, the total absence of hope or as often is the case with younger people just not caring enough anymore and feeling so disassociated that its the only path they can see.

I know its only like a drop in the ocean but I have contact numbers for some HSE services if you want them send me a pm
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# 9 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 21:43
 
 
GGGggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....................
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# 10 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 21:46
 
 
My dad's cousin this year (50) and my brother's best mate (21) last year.

It was very strange for me to observe the aftermath of both.
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# 11 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 21:50
 
 
My cousin. I was considered too young to know what was going on so I just got told she died and not how. I wasn't allowed to go to the funeral and it was a huge shock to me a few years later when I was told she had committed suicide.
We still don't talk about it in the family. It's an awkward topic, whereas with other dead family members we can joke and laugh about the good times with them but we never talk about her in a lighthearted way.
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# 12 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 22:00
 
 
Someone said :
My cousin. I was considered too young to know what was going on so I just got told she died and not how. I wasn't allowed to go to the funeral and it was a huge shock to me a few years later when I was told she had committed suicide.
We still don't talk about it in the family. It's an awkward topic, whereas with other dead family members we can joke and laugh about the good times with them but we never talk about her in a lighthearted way.

It's a common way to react unfortunately! IMO it's not healthy. Feelings, whether sorrow or anger or whatever ahold be expressed and not pent up.
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# 13 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 22:04
 
 
Someone said :
It's a common way to react unfortunately! IMO it's not healthy. Feelings, whether sorrow or anger or whatever ahold be expressed and not pent up.

Oh I know! Without saying too much, becuase it's a really delicate situation, but the result of this has caused a huge split in part of the family. So my aunt has suffered twice in a way.
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# 14 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 22:25
 
 
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Oh I know! Without saying too much, becuase it's a really delicate situation, but the result of this has caused a huge split in part of the family. So my aunt has suffered twice in a way.

Sorry to hear!
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# 15 : Thursday 16-9-2010 @ 22:39
 
 
Thank you
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