September 2, 2013
My 30 year old son took his own life in February this year, 2013. It was sudden and unexpected, with no specific reason. We were all absolutely devastated. As his Mother I felt in utter turmoil with no one to talk to who understood. I found the Alliance of Hope forum while looking on the internet desperately seeking some kind of comfort. I had never been on a forum before so did not know what to expect. it is so hard to describe how the forum has helped. It exceeds all expectations. I am sure I am healing better because of it. I honestly feel as if I have met sincere genuine friends, who understand the complex emotions, the torment, the shock and the intense pain we feel. All aspects of our lives are affected. The moderators are exceptional and have listened and replied to my mixed up thoughts. I am not judged, I am heard. We are all suffering this intense grief in different ways and to be able to express our feelings whenever we want and have replies from people who care is wonderfully healing. The forum is a haven of understanding, hope and love and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
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