By Tracey Horne Scadden
September 16, 2009
In 1975 in Ketchikan when I was a young gal of 14 I was on the receiving end as a very close friend of mine tried to end his life, Racing to the hospital that early morning I was asked by his family members "Did you guys have a fight"? I was only 14, so of course I began to blame myself -- and we didn't have a fight. For years I carried this guilt that maybe I was partly responsible for him pulling that trigger that ill fated morning.
I also was told that someone who tries in such a violent manner will try again and take the person closest to him .How do you suppose I felt again?
I could go on but won't. I just want you to know that you have wisdom beyond your young age. Please continue to feel the way you do. It's how I feel now. It took me many many years to feel this way. No one should take the blame but the person themself.
I am still quite close with
this family -- we were able to mend and move on.
About: " First hand knowledge what someone young feels like when someone close attempts sucide. Been there."
Received September 15, 2009 - Published September 16, 2009
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