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Surviving Suicide Loss: Raashi's Story

Trigger Warning: Suicide. She lost her 18-year-old baby brother to suicide. In her overwhelming grief, Raashi Thakran has helped launch India's first 24/7 suicide helpline to keep what happened to her from happening to anyone else.

16/09/2020 2:57 PM
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  • Jayabodhi C.
    2 days

    Y did he commit suicide?

  • Navin S.
    3 days

    Is any medical help 4 mental health ...?

  • Pearl P.
    3 days

    Depression is a ugly disorder, not always where family members and friends can see it, so they can talk and ask to try to help, or get the person help. He hid his very well 😥. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know you being so very close to your brother, you don't understand why he didn't reach out and try to discuss what he was going thru with you. But Depression is ugly, it causes people to pull into themselves away from all, family and friends. I understand how she and the family must have so so many unanswered questions, but it's something they can't beat themselves up over. It's a heartbreak they have to live and work thru. His sister is doing remarkably well handling the loss of her brother this way, with love and as much understanding as she can raise in herself. Her heart as well as her families and friends are sad and broken, but with time and help if they feel the need to have it. They'll make it through this soul crushing tragedy and keep moving forward, which so far they are doing very well. I'm very sorry your brother chose to end his life, I wish he had come to you and said sis I need to talk, listen then tell me how to help. My heart breaks with yours, he's not my brother but, it has me thinking it could have been. My deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family. You are handling your lost with so much maturity and understanding. God bless you and your family.

  • Joanne L.
    4 days

    God 🙏 bless you my sister stay strong

  • Khalida A.
    4 days

    y he committed suicide???

  • Taria F.
    5 days

    How much pain it takes to feel that dying is better than living.... It's really sad

  • Radhia B.
    6 days

    Feel for u Raashi and keep up the good work

  • Angelina R.
    6 days

    Raashi, you are a brave girl, we all understand the grief you have been through and life really gets tough when you lose someone you truly love. It's painful even to talk about.... Yes our world, especially really needs to be morally educated and should understand the feelings of others, but what happens some people make it really difficult for innocent people, like your beloved brother to survive. So sorry for your family. But I salute you for the decision to help other families and the government needs to support many more institutions to help our children 🙏.

  • Shivangi B.
    01/05/2021 00:46

    A suicide helpline is not what is required, only if a few people we're around show care and concern for each other irrespective of relations on compassionate grounds. But nobody cares until you've killed yourself or are about to kill. There is NO help when it's required the most, it wouldn't matter later anyway.

  • Elmira D.
    30/04/2021 02:42

    I was deeply moved by the story. But sorry to say that i considers Suicide a selfish action. You wouldn't do just even if for the sake of your love ones that you will leave behind. In anyway my deepest sympathy for the bereaved family. May Raghav's death💔 serves as eye opener to those who has suicidal thoughts. GODSPEED🙏

  • Nishima A.
    27/04/2021 17:10

    I desperately want to know n I am literally trying since so many months by reading n listening to it again n again.WhT is the reason behind his suicide

  • Nishi M.
    26/04/2021 05:43

    heartbreaking .....we r with you

  • Geeta N.
    23/04/2021 15:20

    Very sad, heart breaking, it's very hard to accept and live life, God bless her

  • Uday S.
    23/04/2021 10:35

    The problem is when you open upto certain people about your mental health they try dismissing it thinking it will help us get over it. But this needs to be addressed. It's so tough to seek help when you're mentally not fit.. when will people understand that ? Can the world become a lil more kinder ?

  • Suryya D.
    18/04/2021 03:30

    I know how it feels. I am fortunate and lucky to be working in this field for a long time. It feels great to help people get out of their mental locks and circular thoughts. Mental pain if often invisible and people don't have any outlet to speak to. If anyone needs help you may contact me on www.upliftminds.in I would feel fortunate and happy to help anyone. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Shrahan C.
    16/04/2021 16:25

    Suicides are unpredictable and devastating. The loved ones are the most affected, living with all those memories becomes so much harder it suffocates you from inside, only thing that remains in mind is there anything I can do to end this suffering for once and all. Perhaps dying is a quick solution and it feels like I have to opt it as well.

  • Lokesh R.
    16/04/2021 00:29

    ... here the phone listens .. perfect example 😂... but a good one ...

  • Pamela R.
    14/04/2021 19:02

    Precious

  • Taranjeet S.
    14/04/2021 14:30

    Not every smiling face is happy something going on inside

  • Divya A.
    12/04/2021 16:35

    Wat was the reason that his brother suicide.

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