Losing a friend to suicide can be a tragic.
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The article, What My Friend’s Suicide Taught Me About Loss, Grief, And Reaching Out, by Keesha Bullock states
“In 2008, I lost a close friend to suicide. The feelings in the wake of that loss were overwhelming. It guts you to the core. It feels like you have something clawing inside of you 24 hours a day. Yet for years I did not talk about it.
You replay, like a tape, in your mind, Why, why, why? What did I miss? What didn’t I see? You replay very vividly the final moments of speaking to that person or the last time you saw that person. What did I say?
People ask those questions when you lose a loved one, but it is particularly intense when it is someone who has lost his life to suicide—because you feel so personally responsible. One of the things I’ve learned is that you will never get over it, but you will get through it.”
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