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I Lost a Parent to Suicide

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 People

    Lost My Father

    I lived in England, but was born in Boston, Mass, when I was 2 1/2 years old my father committed suicide by taking an overdose. My mother only found out then that he had tried to take his life years before but has been found and hospitalized. Being so young my mum (who never...
    41-45, F
    May 13, 2012

    Father Of Four, Aged 43

    My dad was only 43. I was a senior in high school at the time of his self-inflicted death by handgun. I have more than outlived him now. I came home one Sunday from a bike ride. I saw my sister had been crying, which was no surprise, as she was always being teased by a brother...
    irishaccent irishaccent
    66-70, F
    Jul 17, 2011


    I have always been a 'daddy's girl'. As I grew my father and I only became closer. I modeled myself after him. I looked to him for help. I love him so much. I knew he was sad, but I never thought he was that sad. His last words to me were, "I love you much, remember that always...
    QBexperience QBexperience
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2012

    A Life Lost And Lives Shattered.

    In 2000, I was a typical college student.  I went out with friends, studied for classes, and worked part time.  On September 8th, I had just turned 19 and went out to help a friend celebrate his 21st birthday.  I got home that night to find about 10 messages begging me to call...
    nuthut nuthut
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2011

    Lost My Mom To Suicide 4 Days Before Christmas 12-21-2010

    Its been almost 2 years since that night I got the phone call... My Mom killed her self 4 days before Christmas.. She Hung her self in the basement of my parents new house with the dog leash... Worst part of it all it was my dad found her... She didn't seem like she was depressed...
    twinrachy122110 twinrachy122110
    22-25, F
    Oct 25, 2012

    My Anti-hero..

    Anyone who knows what anti-hero actually means, knows that it isn't really a negative phrase. I lost my father 5 years ago to his substance abuse and sadness. But that isn't the way I remember him, I remember him as the fun, hard working, encouraging father that he always was...
    Bubblegumblues Bubblegumblues
    Oct 13, 2012

    I lost my Mom to suicide

    when I was 16 months old. She was 17. I was told she was murdered. I was told a gun fell from the wall and went off by accident. I was also told that she crawled from the room where she was shot and was found lying over my body. I'm 57 years old and still grieve for her. I have...
    TeresasTears TeresasTears
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2013


    My Mom when I was 16 months old. My Grandfather when I was 7, He failed. A good friend when I was in my 20s. He was hanging in a tree for travelers to see, while his parents were in the house, unaware. My second cousin in my 30's. My Granddaughter, 4 days ago. Enough! Too much...
    TeresasTears TeresasTears
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2013

    April 2, 2006

    3 years ago this April (2009) I received a phone call no child should ever have to receive. It was one of my Aunts calling to say that my father had gone missing. He had been living at an apartment complex that my Aunt ran and so she was central to all that had gone on in the...
    RiffRaffMama RiffRaffMama
    1 Response Jan 18, 2009

    July 21st 1982

    We had been in hiding for over 2 years by the point my dad hanged himself. He was mentally ill, dangerous and very scarey. I didnt understant why we ran when we saw him, why the police, the panic alarms, I just knew i was powerless and frightened.Then he killed himself.At the...
    CharlieUniform CharlieUniform
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Mar 18, 2011

    I Should Have Called

    My father and I got along better after I moved out of the house. My dad was an alcoholic and cocaine user, but I was too young to understand all that. All I knew was my parents fought all the time, and my dad made lots of promises he never followed through on. My...
    MightyBackwardFall MightyBackwardFall
    22-25, F
    Nov 1, 2009

    Confused Lost Stunned Disbelief

    I just turned 23 on the 8th of june. My dad had tried to kill himself with pills a few months back but he survived stayed in the hospital for a little while he had been out for about a year. I remember telling him he cant leave because i still need him and i made him promise me...
    TheAbyssalVoid TheAbyssalVoid
    22-25, M
    Aug 16, 2012
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