Finding Hope

Finding Hope

By Brad Hearst The morning waking up after my brother’s passing by suicide was one of the most difficult days on which I’ve ever been challenged. I myself, felt like throwing in the towel. I had no drive to get out of bed, no desire to go to work and certainly...
Relating Suicide to Other Losses: Gold Star Families

Relating Suicide to Other Losses: Gold Star Families

By Brad Hearst Since my brothers passing, all I’ve heard is how suicide loss is like no other loss. You can’t compare it to anything else because there is no other loss like it. Which I won’t disagree with. As time has passed, I’ve encountered other losses and learned...
The Four-Year Journey — A Survivor of Suicide Loss

The Four-Year Journey — A Survivor of Suicide Loss

By Brad Hearst   It has been four years and almost two months since I lost my brother to suicide. I have experienced the highs and lows of grief too many times to count at this point. During those four years I found more questions than answers. My emotions have ranged...
The Reach of Suicide

The Reach of Suicide

By Brad Hearst From an outside perspective when people think of suicide they think of the family impacted. Their mind will immediately drift to the spouse left behind to take care of the family financially, the children that will now grow up without a mother or...
The Unexpected Price of Suicide

The Unexpected Price of Suicide

By Brad Hearst The initial shock of losing a loved one to suicide can be debilitating. We are left wandering in a fog, struggling to find our way as we come to grips with our own grief. When we finally start to find a piece of normality, survivors are often smacked in...
What is Suicide Recovery?

What is Suicide Recovery?

By Brad Hearst Throughout life, we are faced with many trials and tribulations. Those “trials” are instantly magnified when you lose a loved one to suicide. Nearly everything you do after a recent loss seems to somehow always be related to or remind you of the person...