Son's suicide

I lost my son to suicide a little over a year ago. He shot himself after having a fight with his girlfriend. He was 24. I feel like I am at risk for doing the same thing. I was fine until he passed. I just cannot deal with the pain. I feel like I should have been able to save him. Why should I be able to live, when he did not get the help he needed from me to live.

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  • You did not fail as a parent. It's normal to feel suicidal. Plse don't do it. My beautiful daughter committed suicide 2014... Her father did thr same 5 years prior... I'm also suicidal but clinging to life. We r human and even if we do reach out to them... They take the final decisions. Prayer, friends, family and counseling helps me. Reach out for help.

  • You did fail. You realize now you really just had ONE important job and blew it. If your own son didn't trust you enough by 24 to confide in you then what makes you think your going to improve. You know what to get to it.

  • Please seek counseling for talk therapy and a psychiatrist for medications.

    My condolences. Your son wouldn't want you to attempt or commit suicide. I have two kids and I can only imagine how intensely painful losing a child is. Please take care of yourself and reach out to the professionals above. You need help. Again, I'm sorry for your loss.

  • I'm very sorry for your loss. As someone who lost multiple family members I can tell you that there is no "getting over it". The only thing you can do is get help and support for yourself. You son was swallowed by the pit of despair but you have to go on living your life. No person is responsible for the actions of another. Please find a support group.

  • Don't blame yourself. It wasn't your fault. He was a grown man and you couldn't be with him every second of his life. Go to a councelor asap. You need grief counceling very badly.

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