Annabelle Camba-Jones’s Story

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“My sister Cherry made such a difference in my life and the lives of others. She was a great sister, daughter, mother and listener. I didn’t realize the deep sadness and pain she was suffering. Since her suicide I have been able to survive by having a supportive group of friends and family, meeting with groups like Survivors of Suicide Loss and Grief Share, and getting involved in helping others at church and in the community. Suicide impacts so many more people than the one that died. It is so easy for people to judge. It’s this fear of judgment and of what others will think that prevents people from talking about their loss and ultimately healing. As a community we need to understand mental illness and suicide. Survivors of suicide need to be able to grieve as openly as others. Healing is possible. Help and support is available. And now we are able to remember and celebrate her life.”Annabelle Camba-Jones

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