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...