Death, loss, and grief
02/15/2023 - MY SISTER
my sister tried to take her life this morning and i sat there holding her hands she has been doing better she tried to ***** and i miss her she is still in the hospital.
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i am so, so glad you reached out to us, and i'm sorry that you had to go through all of this. coming this close to losing someone you love is terrifying. and it hurts. and it's okay to feel sad, or scared, or even angry, because it's hard. it's really hard. but i'm also glad that you were able to be there for her, holding her hands. i know you and your support must mean the world to her.
your sister is no doubt hurting right now, but so are you, and again, that's so, so valid. if there's anyone you feel comfortable talking to, like a trusted adult figure, or maybe a friend, or maybe even us here at TeenTalk, i encourage you to reach out. i know there are people willing to listen to you, or even just offer you a shoulder to lean on if you need it <3
right now, you can support your sister by doing what you've always done - be there for her and show her your love and support. you are incredibly strong and resilient, and i'm proud of you for continuing to love your sister for who she is. maybe try finding little things to share with her that you both enjoy - is there a childhood tv show she liked to watch? a snack that she enjoys? a favorite sweater that she wears all the time? doing little things for the ones we love can really add up and become a huge source of strength.
but ultimately, don't feel as if you need to take her well-being solely onto your shoulders. i'm sure she knows the love you have for her, and that you care so much for her - but a lot of this is also out of your control, and that's okay. you're going to be okay.
sending you and your sister all the hugs in the world <3
Thank you so much for reaching out my name is David and I know its a difficult time for you but I'm glad you were able to be brave enough to reach out. I hope your sister is doing better and that she'll be alright and that you and the rest of your family will be too but I understand that'll be hard for you to forget what happened. You sound like you care about your sister a lot and I'm sure she cares about you a great deal too even though she might not have felt like herself lately. Your sister has probably been going through a very tough time and I'm sure she knows that you. I think the strength you've showed will really help you guys. If your sister does end up getting therapy, I think you should too since I know even though you may not have been physically hurt, this experience has most likely hurt you emotionally and I think therapy can help you and your sister. You've shown incredible power by being with your sister while she was hurt even though I'm sure you were hurt too seeing her like that but I think she'll really appreciate your support after she gets better. Hopefully she'll come to realize how much you care and won't attempt anything again. I can't begin to understand how terrible this is but I think you will be a lot of support for your sister and your family and I hope that you know your not alone and that you can always reach out to us, a teacher, a trusted friend or counsellor. Again, I really appreciate you reaching out and the incredible amount of willpower you have while going through this situation.
Hello. I am so sorry that you both had that experience. You are a good sister for being there and holding her hands in a time of need. This can still have quite a toll on your mental health. Do not be afraid to reach out to people about how you're feeling. This could be trusted loved ones, teachers, school counselors, or close friends. In order to be able to support others, a person needs to have support for themselves. Your sister going to need some extra support at this time, but so are you. I wish you much luck for whatever the next steps are for you and your sister. We're here to talk if you ever need. You can call, text, email, or message us on social media.
Sending lots of love,
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