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Andrew [Nov. 17th, 2006|02:38 pm]
We Love You~A Community for Those Left Behind
My brother killed himself two days ago. I'm glad I've found this community.

From: jamjar_girl
2006-11-17 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you and a reciprocated hug to you. I like your icon. I'm thinking of wearing a "beyondblue" (a govt organisation set up to deal with depression) wristband, so that when people ask that question I can just show them the band. It's a pity that grief can't be seen as easily as a broken arm or similar.
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[User Picture]From: bluefireeyes
2006-11-18 12:36 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my best friend at college to suicide only a few months after I lost my best friend from home in a car accident. I understand what you mean about people not being able to see grief. For awhile after my first friend died I wore a black ribbon around my neck. When people asked about it I told them that it was symbolizing that I was still in mourning. When I took it off, people knew that I was feeling better. Now, if I'm ever wearing it again, everyone knows that I'm having a hard time even though it's been a few months, and they're more understanding.
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From: jamjar_girl
2006-11-29 07:05 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm wearing my band now and I intend to keep it on for a long time as it's become very important to me, almost like a link to my brother, if that makes sense.
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