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Note to Self and for Those Who Need to Read This Today!

“You will not always hurt like this.”
These words are true.
If they do not reach your heart today,
do not reject them:
keep them in your mind.
One morning – not tomorrow perhaps,
but the day after tomorrow,
or the month after next month.
One morning, the dawn will wake you
with the inconceivable surprise:
Your grief will have lost
one small moment in its force.
Be ready for the time
when you can feel for yourself
that these words are true:
You will not always hurt like this.

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Wisdom From Our Community

"Wisdom From Our Community" posts originally appeared on the Alliance of Hope Forum for Suicide Loss Survivors and are reprinted with the permission of the authors. Our online forum transcends time and distance, offering a culture of kindness, hope, and understanding to people who have lost loved ones to suicide. Operating like a 24/7 support group, our forum is supervised by a mental health professional and moderated by a trained team of loss survivors. Members can read and comment, share their stories, and connect with other suicide loss survivors.Read More »