carla hartley Posted almost 2 years ago How do you move beyond why, when someone takes their own life? How do we get beyond the shame? Addressing stigmatization is very important in suicide survivors. Briefly, mental illness is just that an illness. It can be just as fatal as any other disease. Suicide is often from mental illness but not always. The complicating factor is, something about suicide brings out the harshest of comments from others as opposed to the more common responses of comfort (or at the very least respectful silence.) Support groups or individual sessions can be helpful as each persons journey is unique. Thank you for helping to destigmatize this topic by bringing it out. When you try out Ms. Browns concepts you might want to try it with a single person first then expand as you gain confidence; remember she also talks about going through her pain with an objective person.