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I Am the Sister of a Brother Who Committed Suicide

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 77 People

    My big brother was one of my favorite people in

    the world. He was the one I looked up to my whole life and always wanted to follow. I love his music, his books, his interests. He gave me so much of himself through these things. He was always there for me but never accepted any support or attention in return. I now realize...
    Nerd2015 Nerd2015
    46-50, F
    Feb 11, 2016

    Hi my name is Julie, I am here

    because I dont know where else to go.............In May 2012 I lost my dad he was 82 years old, 6 weeks later my mother died of a broken heart, they were married 57 years. Six months later we sold our family home we had lived in all of our lives. Sept 2103 I was diagnosed with...
    julesmcj3 julesmcj3
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

    How Do I Do This?

    My brother committed suicide four days ago.  He was twenty seven years old and was a graduate student.  I don't know what to do; he was always a father type figure to both me and my sister since we were ten and twelve years apart from him respectively.  He promised to take us...
    susan207 susan207
    5 Responses Feb 24, 2012

    Tragedy On Fathers Day On 2007

    It was Sunday June 17, 2007 and our whole family was eager to celebrate Fathers Day. It was right before 11:00 am when we learned my brother Eddie had attempt to commit suicide in front of his girlfriend Nelly when she struggled for the gun. In the process of the struggle the gun...
    emartinez325 emartinez325
    56-60, F
    Aug 27, 2013

    My brother killed himself Dec 5th.

    I don't know how or where to start getting through this, and I'm scared. I have so many questions. His birthday is November 23rd and I forgot to call him. I didn't even send him a text. That would have been the last time I could have talked to him. I will never forgive myself...
    CanIGetAWhitness CanIGetAWhitness
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    My brother Caleb, hung himself on 11-17-15

    but he didn't die. He was up in Indiana where our family is from, but my Mom and I live in Texas. That night I left my phone in my bedroom, charging. Before going to bed I went to set my alarm for the next morning and saw I have received several text messages. Two from our...
    Katiej03 Katiej03
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    My little brother committed suicide on Oct.

    10th. He was 21 years old. He was a tortured soul. Miserable since the day he was born. I had a babysitter that night. My husband and I went to play pool with friends. I was drunk when I got the call. My brother had shot himself. His girlfriend came home from work and found him...
    Vic1989 Vic1989
    26-30, F
    Dec 22, 2015

    Is Time Really A Healer?!?

    Hello, I' have never done anything like this before, so here goes... My brother Adam committed suicide on the 16th of September 2010, he was found by my mum hanging in his house, it was a massive shock for us all especially my younger brother Jack only aged 17 who was very...
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2010

    My 52 year old brother committed suicide on

    Monday leaving my 88 year old mother alone and heartbroken. He lived with her, took care of her and they were very close. I am grief stricken thinking of how really depressed he was, I miss him and worried beyond belief about my mother and how she will survive. I live in NY and...
    elsak3 elsak3
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2014

    Just A Void

    I found out recently that my estranged brother--whom I no longer viewed as a brother for other reasons--committed suicide the week prior. I don't have the same kind of experiences as others do. I stopped loving him years ago. I didn't view him as family. I honestly don't know if...
    darcyx darcyx
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

    My brother passed away on 21 september at night,

    jumping in front of a train. He turned 20 years old eleven days ago. He had been sent to the hospital two times before. We were like twins and I wish I was more available for him, but I had struggles of my own and they seem so selfish now. I hope he can hear me, as I can not...
    Triangless Triangless
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    My Opinion

    It is my opinion that there are four major family death experiences. All are unique in their own and very tramatic. 1) Death Of A Partner- it's like losing half of you. 2) Death of A Child - no parent wants to or needs to experience this. 3) Death of A Parent or older family...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 24, 2009

    MANY Lives Were Destroyed Read Lori's Story

    www.drugawareness.org/recentcases/suspicious-suicide-of-sister FINALLY SOLVED DECADES LATER..... JUST MONTHS AGO. FAMILY IS OUTRAGED SEEKING JUSTICE FOR LORI. WILL YOU HELP?
    RipSister1981 RipSister1981
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2009

    My brother was a wonderful person.

    I wish he would not have left so soon. Life will never be the same for me again. The last couple of months have been so difficult. The only thing that has helped me is talking and talking about it as much as possible, going places to stay busy like museums, reading stories of...
    dawnmill dawnmill
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    My little brother was 11 years old

    and he got tired of being bullied so committed suicide. I have been keeping him from killing himself. But I had to leave for the week because my mom wanted me to stay with my dad. And when I got back home my mom was crying I ran to his room I found a suicide note. I ran to my...
    Rosey61354 Rosey61354
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    My sweet loving brother killed himself on March

    7th, 2015. He put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger and the pain is overwhelming. My entire family, especially my mother is beyond devastated. I spoke to him just two days prior and he was frustrated over family issues but I NEVER THOUGHT he would leave us like this. Now...
    NEL1980 NEL1980
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 19, 2015

    My oldest brother took his life almost 4 years

    ago. My friend was taking me to a netball game and when we arrived I had four missed calls from my father so I called him and when we spoke something was 'off' he questioned where I was, what time I would be home and after the game finish to come home straight after so I said...
    shaym49 shaym49
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2016

    Miss Brother

    I have never recovered from this as we loved each other dearly. At that time it was a taboo subject, so there was no grief counselling or support available.  I would not be so lonely now if he were alive.
    pansies pansies
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2009

    Two years ago today my big brother hung himself.

    .. And I miss him a little more everyday. Rest in paradise Richard 💕 fly high. You were truly an amazing big brother. 10.17.93-5.5.12 /:
    shipmateelyssa shipmateelyssa
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 5, 2014

    Big Brother Gone 3 Years Ago.

    Alright so I just really started thinking about my brother tonight and had to find some outlet. I am 23. When I was 20, my brother, 23 at the time was living with me and my other friend. We were out at a bar, apparantly he had gotten into cocaine as of that time. None...
    svetlana7 svetlana7
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 5, 2010

    How Do I Go On

    I lost my brother, by best friend to suicide 8 weeks ago today. The pain has been overwhelming. Not one day goes by without tears flowing from my eyes. Before his death, he hugged me three times and told me that he loved me very much. I knew what he was thinking about because we...
    Joanne1068 Joanne1068
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2013

    My half-brother committed suicide the week of

    March 19, 2014. This is the third half-sibling of mine that has killed themselves - the other two were sisters, and their deaths were several years apart. My deceased brother and I shared the same mother; my deceased sisters and shared the same father. Speaking from...
    TxParalegal TxParalegal
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2014
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