Monday, June 13, 2005

O Brother, Where Art Thou?


S.H.M. August 19th, 1980-June 13th, 1996 Posted by Hello

This is my little brother. He died nine years ago today at the ripe old age of sixteen. It's not supposed to happen this way. But sometimes it does.

I sat in the exact spot he sits in this photo and watched two cops take him away in a body bag.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1(800) 273-TALK (8255)
The Samaritans NYC (212)673-3000
SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Yellow Ribbon International - Teen Suicide Prevention Program
AFSP American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Association of Suicidology
AAP - Preventing Teen Suicide
Teen Suicide article on Kidshealth.org
Teenage Suicide Info on NAMI - The Nation's Voice on Mental Ilness
SPAN - Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network (Excellent Links.)
1000 Deaths -Suicide Survivor Support/ Memorial
Child Suicide - Support for parents, siblinds, grandparents, and friends of a child suicide.
The Compassionate Friends - non suicide-specific support site for parents, grandparents and siblings grieving the death of a child.
Surviving Suicide - support for Suicide Survivors
Sibling Survivors - support for Sibling Suicide Survivors
Books on Suicide

"... joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed."

- Kahil Gibran

1 Comments:

Blogger Student Nurse said...

I'm touched Nurse2be.

Thank you for being brave enought to share your story with me.

Student Nurse
www.studentnurse.us

2:31 AM  

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