As a people who desire meaning, asking the question “why?” is in our DNA. But when that question becomes “why did someone die?”, it gets pretty complex and painful. In the wake of tragic death, shock, confusion, numbness, anger, guilt, anxiety, and panic can come in waves leaving the one grieving struggling to find their footing.
Any threat to connection can leave us feeling empty and lonely. When we encounter grief, it threatens this connection to others and often leaves us reeling.
Have you noticed any of these warning signs:
**I also want to add that there are times when there may be no warning signs. That is why it is imperative that you stop and have a discussion about suicide with your children. Be brave enough to start the conversation.
One way we honor the person we have lost is by taking this experience and their legacy and live out the love that they gave, showing the world what they taught us here on earth.
Written by: Meghan Rush
Meghan Rush is licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor, currently providing care at Strength of Life Counseling Services in Wenatchee, Washington. Meghan received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling through Liberty University. She also earned her B.A. in Psychology/Christian Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA (2012).
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