Losing my Brother to Suicide

Beth Mills

I lost my older brother to suicide 8 years ago and it has been a rough 8 years. He loved to collect guns and cleaned on them daily and went to the doctor Thursday morning and found out that he was high-risk patient for rectal cancer since he had it 12 years earlier and didn't have a job or health insurance and didn't want to be a burden to our elderly parents so he went to the garage at 8:00 pm that night and shot himself in the head under my bedroom. I agree that not many people counsel people who have lost siblings but do counsel parents who have lost children and children who have lost parents. Woody (older brother) and I were 4 1/2 years apart in age and were close friends and confidantes and when he died I feel like he abandoned me and left me to take problems of elderly parents on myself.

Beth Mills

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anniversary date 11-09
date of post 07-23-97

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