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Suicide survivors face grief, questions, challenges

August 12, 2014


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Anne DiNoto
September 15, 2014

Since 2012, I have organized Survivors Day in Boston, MA because of my own family history of suicide.
The event is Saturday, November 22, 2014. Feel free to email me if you’d like to learn more.

Tom Elophe
August 25, 2014

This is a helpful read. Appears well researched, thank you. It is unfortunate that people have to live in so much suffering. If left untreated, the void of happiness can result not only in the death of oneself but of others as well. According to this article depression is something that many can prevent.

Wounded Warrior
August 13, 2014

It’s truly a tragedy that many veterans are facing today as well and I think Americans need a wake up call on mental health. The numbers alone are staggering and the military community is struggling due to the ill prepared US government. I’ve been in these situations as a severely wounded veteran myself. And have witnessed friends had this survivors guilt because they were the ones who didn’t get wounded. Those moments leading up to trauma are burned in their brains and play like a broken record. There are triggers that being it up and when a person is not educated on how to cope with those feelings they can literally lose control. It’s time for mental health overhaul in the United States and a leading institution such as Harvard needs to lead the way on it.

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