I think unless you've been personally touched by suicide you don't know. Further I think those personally touched each have their own personal journey that brought them to their feelings that they are expressing. It is a tragedy for all who are left behind. How one picks up those pieces and survives a tragedy of such immense and devastating pain is a personal experience that only they can express, or not.
I think each person here who has suffered the devastating affects of this occurrence has my deep respect. Anyone who can survive that is in my book a true survivor. That they can continue is a miracle in of itself. So, my words will always be kind. I will listen with my ears and my heart. I will respect your journey and your feelings. I think that if you lost someone to suicide you might be sensitive to being heard by people you frequent or love. Because once someone couldn't hear you or didn't give you a chance to be heard before they made a fatal choice. So, the importance of being heard in regards to this subject when you can is not lost on me.
Thank you all for sharing such personal stories. I hear you.