Sudden Death

My Heart Was in a Straightjacket

A woman describes the long, slow numbness she feels after after losing both her sister and mother to suicide, and the recognition that the body heals its own way, in its own time.

Can You Send That Picture?

Sometimes it’s the very small things we remember…and regret.

A Sister’s Suicide

A woman describes first learning of her sister’s suicide, and the family’s reaction.

Letting Go of the ‘What Ifs’

A woman describes the process of letting go of the guilt she feels after the suicides of her mother and sister, and what takes its place…

Allowing the Pain

After years living with the loss of her mother and sister to suicide, a woman describes how she moves through, and makes room, for the pain that comes.

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