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Their Belongings

I can't bring myself to throw their belongings away (or look at photos)....what's wrong with me?

By Janet Schnell, MSW, Survivor, former Suicide Prevention Action Network USA board member

Nothing. I stand by the adage do nothing for a year. Suicide grief is so unique the year after holds many ups and downs. If you don't need to get rid of the belongs hold onto them until you are ready to decide.


05/10/2013 at 9:18 PM
I also agree with waiting a year. It has been a year and a half for me and I am glad I have kept everything that I have. I know at some time I will have to part with certain things but it feels too disrespectful to me. That is for me personally. I do see a time in the future when I will willingly let go where I need to. @Annette: I still have my daughter's urn as well. I could not find anywhere that felt 'right' to place her. I just came across a place that has something called "Psalmstones" and they are for cremated ashes and are similar to a headstone. When I saw it, I knew it would be right for my girl. Each must do as their heart and conscience compels them to. Blessings to you all~
12/07/2012 at 7:41 PM
Cindy Guy
We have saved every thing we possibly could of my brothers....
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