The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Suicide is Hard

Suicide is something that affects a family forever.  It never goes away.  It does not change.  It shapes survivors in ways that they do not want to be shaped.  It hurts those you love.

Twenty five years ago, my family experienced a suicide.  We have never been the same.  I miss how we were.

PipeTobacco

5 Comments:

Blogger Christina said...

My mum committed suicide 22years ago.
You are absolutely right. The affects go on and on.
We cannot go back to change anything. Only forward.
Sending all good wishes to you.
Christina.

Friday, 20 December, 2019  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It must be so hard.

Saturday, 21 December, 2019  
Blogger BBC said...

An uncle did that, I just moved on..

Monday, 23 December, 2019  
Blogger Pat McDowell said...

My uncle's suicide pretty much ruined my father, who could never come to terms with the loss of his beloved brother. As a pre-teen who was the first to find my uncle's dead body (pistol fired into his mouth), the experience affected me in ways that I didn't realize until many years afterward. Anyone who is reading this and thinking about suicide, DON'T DO IT. Suicide is a permanent response to an impermanent situation in your life. There is ALWAYS a better option. If you can't talk to anybody in your life, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Monday, 23 December, 2019  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

Thank you, Pat. I had meant to post the hotline number as well, but did not.

Yes.... there is ALWAYS a better option, rather than suicide.

PipeTobacco

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019  

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