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The aftershocks of my son’s attempted suicide

by Susan

I never realized how much trauma I would feel after my son’s suicide attempt.

Thankfully, his attempt failed, but I still feel aftershocks more than a year later. I guess I thought that I/our family would move in a mostly linear line from a terribly painful chapter in our lives to a more peaceful chapter.

We’ve made changes: a new school, a new living situation, and regular support from his therapist. But healing isn’t linear.

Sometimes the aftershocks are mild – a tone in his voice, a dark moodiness, or his head buried in his phone with his … Read more...

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