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Unhappy I could have stopped him... - May 28th 2010, 07:26 AM

On May 26 (2 days ago) one of my closests cousins committed suicide .. I never thought I would know anyone who would take their own life, let alone my own cousin. But I feel like it's my fault. I was suppose to call him that day but I never got a chance.. Right as I was about to call, my mom told me what happened. What if I would have called him earlier? I probably could have stopped him from doing this to himself. I know that there are signs that you can look for in a person to see if they might be suicidal, but he never showed anything at all. I already miss him like crazy.

Do you thing it's my fault? I need any kind of help at all.. I feel like I'm falling apart..

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Re: I could have stopped him... - May 28th 2010, 01:04 PM

Of course it's not your fault. He may have been inclined not to tell anybody. You likely wouldn't have ever known even if you DID call him. Please don't blame yourself. In the end, it's going to be okay, I promise. I realize that this is hard, so give yourself time to grieve. Let it out.

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Re: I could have stopped him... - May 29th 2010, 01:00 AM

Most people who kill themselves, can't really be talked out of it. They have their mind set on doing what they want to do. Don't blame yourself, it will only bring you down further, and into a depressed state. Keep strong yeah? PM me anytime.

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Re: I could have stopped him... - May 29th 2010, 02:00 AM

It's not your fault at all. It's not like you knew that he was suicidal and purposely ignored him. People are ALWAYS late returning phone calls, I am all the time. You did nothing wrong, there is absolutely nothing that you should have done differently.
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Re: I could have stopped him... - May 29th 2010, 02:08 AM

Aww, it's not your fault whatsoever. Like others have said, when a person has their mind set on suicide, it's usually difficult to attempt to stop them. Don't blame yourself for anything.
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