Confusion and Turmoil Following #Suicide by #lesliefischman with help from suicidology.org, whom I contacted on 03/15/18.
According to suicidology.org “confusion and turmoil” follow a period of loss “unique to survivors of suicide.” (Page 1) The “disconnection” that’s follows is a product of unresolved conflict, and mixed emotions, concerning their presence in our lives, often choosing to “retain happy memories of them.” (Page 2) There is often a lot of fear surrounding suicide feeling the need to ‘"resolve that conflict alone.” It gets easier, (Page 3) as time moves on, processing “difficult emotions” and “coping with your loss will get easier.” (Page 3). The pamphlet reminds us to “focus on positive thoughts.” Something I have thought about myself, how to be present, when I feel like disconnecting, how to appreciate the now and move forward, without assuming the negative toward me, and make better my life moving forward. We all have our lapses in judgment, and may at times make bad decisions for ourselves moving forward, and its that loss of control over the outcome or judgment of us that leaves us feeling powerless, as to the assumptions made by others, and whats to come, whats in store, and what the future depends on moving forward, as guided by the principles we choose to make good decisions in our lives.
Jeffrey Jackson, A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide (2018).
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