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A few months ago my son committed suicide. I can't even begin to describe what my previous beautiful life has become. I felt we were doing fairly well until the holidays hit. Now it seems that instead of things getting better, it is getting worse, if possible. I've read everything I can get my hands on about depression and suicide. While part of me is glad that he is no longer in pain, of course the rest of me wishes it didn't have to come to this. My son was very good at hiding his distress from others. I think he was seeing a counselor at his college (he said he was) but I don't know for sure. I am seeing a counselor as are my other children. My husband is not. As my counselor tells me, everyone grieves differently so I am trying to allow him the space to do what he needs to do. We do not communicate about our grief. Yesterday the straw that broke the camels back and moved me from my usual spot on the couch up to the bedroom for the day was that my Droid phone seems to have deleted all the pictures on my phone. Many of these were of my son, including the last time the family was together. Normally I would brush something like off.
Anyone have any resources that may help our family through this?