Have Experienced This Twice In My Life.....

First time was with my childhood best friend. We were going to go for lunch for my 17th birthday. That afternoon, I got a call from my friends mother saying my friend had tried to kill herself by overdosing on pills. Thankfully she didn't succeed but I just sobbed down the phone and was devastated.
Then almost 10 years on my 18 year old sister attempted suicide. I was the one in the hospital with her until the early hours of the morning and it was frightening.
It is hard dealing with these sorts of situations. Ten years on from the first incident, I don't think I will ever be able to "deal" with it and come to terms with it. Both traumatized me in their own way which is perhaps selfish but that's how I feel.
Mental health is so overlooked and seeing it from a personal point of view I can really see that. It's sad.
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May 22, 2012