Survivor of Suicide loss
February 23 2006 my husband committed suicide & life as I knew it ended. There were no support groups in my area so nobody really knew what to do w/ me. My late husband's human resource department at his job sent me to 4 free therapy sessions as I was unable to afford it myself. Well of course 4 sessions were not near enough. For the next 5 years I tried to deal with my overwhelming feelings on my own. Never before have I been in a room full of people, yet still I felt all alone and realized I needed more help. That's when I did a google search and found Wake Forest S.O.S. (It started a year after my loss).
The first meeting, I cried the entire time. But, as I attended more and more meetings, I realized that I wasn't alone after all. There were many people like myself that had felt the same pain and the rollercoaster of feelings that I did. Together we remember, laugh and cry for our loved ones past, all the while creating an unspoken bond with one another.
The Shore Grief Center was then born, from a dream of Carolyn Zanhow and several people that suffered the same loss, to reach out to others in order to help them learn to live their new life. I received more help and mental solace from this group than any therapist could give. My husband is dead, it's not my fault & he loved me as much as I loved him. These words were not possible until I found this group. Help us help others & raise awareness.