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post #1 of 27
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I type to you with tears in my eyes upon receiving the heartbreaking news that a good friend of mine..Rachel..has taken her own life. She will be forever loved and forever missed. Lets all pray that she has finally found peace.
post #2 of 27
How tragic! I am very sorry this happened. Sending lots of strength vibes to you and your friends family.
post #3 of 27
That's very sad to hear. Thinking of all involved.
post #4 of 27
I am sorry to hear that. May she rest in peace.
post #5 of 27
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None of us even knew she was depressed...
post #6 of 27
I'm so sorry Rachel wasn't able to find a better way out of her pain. So often, the loved ones left behind feel guilty for not being able to keep a thing like this from happening -- but you mustn't feel that way. The deepest emotional disturbances are often the most difficult to see, because the person usually invests a tremendous effort in concealing and denying her pain.

I have a little bit of background in this field, so if you feel a need to talk, please PM me... I'd be glad to help if I can.
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia
I'm so sorry Rachel wasn't able to find a better way out of her pain. So often, the loved ones left behind feel guilty for not being able to keep a thing like this from happening -- but you mustn't feel that way. The deepest emotional disturbances are often the most difficult to see, because the person usually invests a tremendous effort in concealing and denying her pain.

I have a little bit of background in this field, so if you feel a need to talk, please PM me... I'd be glad to help if I can.
I actually do feel at fault because I didn't see the signs at all until it was too late. Like how she used to be all open and spontaneous, then she started becoming withdrawn and not really..acting herself.
post #8 of 27
Please don't blame yourself. Twenty eight years ago, my daughter tried to take her life. I did not have any idea something like that was about to happen. But for the grace of God. I am so thankful to still have her. And, I am so very sorry this happened to your friend. God bless and give strength to all those who this tragedy touches.
post #9 of 27
I'm sooo sorry. That brings tears to my eyes. How old was Rachel? I feel so much heartache for her family. I can't imagine how hard this must be for them. God bless them all!
post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
She was only 19.
post #11 of 27
Oh I am so sorry to hear this! The poor thing must have been hurting so bad. Please please please don't feel guilty. Suicide is such a complicated complex thing. I've had to go through training on suicide awareness things and believe me, I'm not sure I'd ever be able to tell. It's just heartbreaking to hear this. You were her friend, whether you knew about her feelings or not, being her friend is one of the best things you can be. Don't analyze the past. Remember Rachael fondly. I will pray for peace for everyone involved.
post #12 of 27
sorry to hear of your loss,
post #13 of 27
I am sorry for your loss sweetheart - I know how it feels. On the 14th I had to stop to sing blue velvet for a very dear frond of mine who took his life that day 10 years ago. I've done it every year. It still hurts.

May she rest in a happier place than this.

"Life is brief, but when it's gone, love goes on and on".
post #14 of 27
I'm so sorry for you and her family.
post #15 of 27
I am so sorry for what you and your family are going through . My heart aches, knowing how you feel right now. We can only hope that she is completely at peace and I hope you find some comfort in that sometime soon .
post #16 of 27
I am so sorry to hear about your friend Rachel. What a difficult time this is for you and her family.
post #17 of 27
I am so sorry hun.
When I was 16 one of my best friends committed suicide, so I know what you're going through.
It's been 10 years, and I still cry about it a couple of times a year. The pain will get better in time, though, and you'll be able to remember the good memories, instead of just the bad. Think about her life, not just her death.
post #18 of 27
I think it's time for a TCS group hug for you, girl.

So sorry to hear about your friend....

*peaceful healing vibes heading your way*
post #19 of 27
Oh I am so sorry for your loss

post #20 of 27
awwwww i'm so sorry
post #21 of 27
My heart aches for you. I have had many friends who have done the same or lost thier lives due to drugs, car accidents or otherwise. No matter how it happens, you always lose a little piece of your heart when something like this happens. But, please don't blame yourself. Just remember, that she will always carry on through your memories
post #22 of 27
I'm sorry for your loss, you're in my prayers.
post #23 of 27
Condolences on the loss of your friend Rachel! What a tragedy to lose someone so young!

I am very sorry for your loss. What a blow to you, her other friends, and her family. Prayers for those affected by this loss.

Special prayers for your peace of mind, LAG, and that you will know that you were not at fault in any way for this tragedy! Be sure to keep the lines of communication open with your parents and sister during this time.
post #24 of 27
I know how you feel. My dear friend, Chris, took his own life right after the start of our senior year. He was depressed but on antidepressants and doing well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Rachel's family If you need someone to talk to about this please feel free to PM me. I have lost 5 friends my age in the past 6 years so I know what you are going through.
post #25 of 27
I am so very very sorry, how painful this must be for you and her family as well!
My grandfather took his own life years ago. I was too little to remember much of that, although I do remember him. The house was full of people; his kids and grandkids. Nobody understood what was about to happen. They actually knew he was depressed, too, but I think it's difficult to immagine that a person can do something like this. As they all look back, they remember that he went in privat, to all of his 5 kids, one at a time, hugged them tight and said he loved them (he never hugged and said "I love you"). They were all surprised by this, but never saw it as a good-buy until after he left and died. That's when they understood, but of course it was too late. It was extremely hard on the whole family. But my point is, sometimes there can be pretty clear signs and people will still not really see it until it's already happened.
This is very tragic, what happened to Rachel, but you really must not blame yourself for it. I know it's a very natural thing to do, but this is not your fault, nor is it anyone else's. Us humans are very good at seeing things in retrospect, but it doesn't help anybody.
I am so sorry you're going through this. I feel very sad on your behalf, as well as her family.
post #26 of 27
I am so terribly sorry to hear of your friend's passing. My hugs and prayers are with you and her family.
post #27 of 27
What a horrible tragedy. I had a cousin who took her own life when I was little. I didn't know her well, but I witnessed what her family went through. It still brings tears to my eyes thinking of people in such unimaginable pain. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I wish your heart a speedy recovery. Her family as well.
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