To the Editor:
I have just finished reading the article on suicide.
I do have insight. My younger sister was ill all of her life. But it was a controllable illness.
She never took care of herself. She was and still is the poorest soul I have ever known. She died just before her 40th birthday – a massive heart attack.
It could have been avoided. She felt unloved, unwanted and uncared for. I miss her still. She died in 2001.
I have tried to take my own life twice. Obviously, I did not succeed. I suffer severe depression. I am on meds, but, more often than not, they don’t work.
To all those who have lost a loved one to mysteries, I don’t know if this helps, but life in our hearts, minds and our souls is what we wish it to be.
Forgiveness and knowing we hide it well, hopefully, will comfort and help heal.
You have done nothing wrong. You loved them well.