When my mother died of suicide, the words shock and horror came to mind. I was lost, angry, confused, hurt and depressed. While I am blessed to have an amazing support system, I often feel alone and that many of my friends and family did not understand my feelings. The support group did because they too had experienced loss through suicide. While our situations are often different, the fact that someone close to us made a choice and took the reasons with them was the common bond that helped heal me.