I read recently, that people don’t really die, they stay with you as long as you love them. Grief is the same thing if you think about it, as long as our love lives on, so do they.

Memoirs of a Mental Illness

grief-is-love-with-nowhere-to-go205989293.jpgWARNING THIS POST’S CONTENT INCLUDES SUICIDE.

I went to the support group I attend in our area last night.  I usually am not sure emotional and am quiet and have only recently begun sharing a bit more openly.  Last night I came into the meeting raw emotionally from my dietician appt and ended ended up going last in the small group during the sharing.  I ended up talking about a lot of things, but I shared about my friend who committed suicide six weeks ago yesterday.  I had talked about it for awhile in the beginning after she died but a lot of people around me were worried about me and I just clammed up and stopped talking because I didn’t want to worry them.

Last night I chose to share how her death had impacted me and my feelings afterward.  I didn’t expect to feel so emotionally exposed.  I…

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