My father took his own life...

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    Man, sorry to hear this afi. Said a prayer for you yesterday
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    You have our support.

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    Prayers for you afi.

    I unfortunately know the hurt and confusion as my uncle took his own life back in March of 2014. It's impossible to understand.

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    6 years now. My personal Depression Awareness Day. If someone you know needs help, make sure they get it (even if they do not want it). The alternative is much much worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afi100guy View Post
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    6 years now. My personal Depression Awareness Day. If someone you know needs help, make sure they get it (even if they do not want it). The alternative is much much worse.
    Thanks for sharing with us. Prayers.

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    Always a good and very poignant reminder. Thanks, afi.

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    I can't even begin to understand that pain. Prayers with you on this day.

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    I know days like this have to be painful for anyone who has experienced these type things. My thoughts are with you.

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    My father suffers from depression as well. It is a very real illness. I'm so sorry to hear about your father. afi, I hope you find peace within yourself. I'm sure your father would want that as well.

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    My daughter's biological mother took her life 25 years ago on the 12th of this month. She had depression as well, but turned away any help in favor of self medicating. My daughter is the one who found her.

    April 12th is never a fun day, though my anger and my daughter's sadness over the event has lessened through the years. So the hurt does get better.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers today.

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    Praying for you today.

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you as well as all who have been touched by depression.

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    Time heals all wounds. Praying for you and family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afi100guy View Post
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    6 years now. My personal Depression Awareness Day. If someone you know needs help, make sure they get it (even if they do not want it). The alternative is much much worse.
    afi, so sorry for your loss but the fact that you come on this site and mention your "personal depression awareness day" and share your experience just may have helped a fellow BGPer or helped a BGPer save a friend or family member. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afi100guy View Post
    5 years ago today. Most of my closest friends do not know this. I will cry myself to sleep tonight as I do every April 19th. What could I done to prevent this?

    I only post this for all to watch for depression in your loved ones. It is a nasty disease that causes incredible people to do terrible things.

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please believe there is nothing you could have done. No doubt your father loved you very much. His personal pain was something no one can understand, and it was more than he could handle. He hid it well, until he was done.

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