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15 Jul 2008
Dealing with suicide
My twin brother committed suicide just short of 4 months ago. To say that I'm battling to come to terms with it is an understatement. I have started counciling, and realise that it's going to be a long process. I'm particularly battling with feelings of guilt and self doubt, and as such, am feeling a bit insecure (which is not like me!). A family memeber called me aside today to tell me that I'm being way to sensative about everything, and that at the end of the day, it's my problem. I don't even know how to respond to that. I'm already so fulled with guilt (over everything, from my brother dying to forgetting to take the rubbish out), and this is just compounding it. I feel like I'm letting my family down by not being able to cheer myself up. What do I do?
COunselling is essential in a situation like this, and will be likely to help, with time. Work especially on the fruitless guilt. Suicide is something HE chose to do, not you, and something he chose not to allow you to prevent.
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