In facilitating healing groups for women who have lost children, some to suicide, a few things have stood out to me. In addition to the terrible and traumatic suffering these women experience from loss, many of these courageous women are dealing with feelings of guilt.

I find it so incredibly sad that they feel responsible and they think they could have done something to prevent the suicide.

The other is that, almost to a woman, each has expressed the profound sensitivity in the character of their loved one. They were poets, musicians, and exhibited other extreme forms of sensitivity throughout their lives.


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