Senior Suicide survivor
I lost my children's father to suicide in 2012. This was both a blessing and a huge loss. Before his passing I had left my partner due to violence. He told me his death was my fault before he hung himself. The juxtaposition of this experience left me with OCD, anxiety and guilt, and suicidal ideation. The non-linear journey of grief took me on a on a path of counsellors a home I felt didn't understand. Due to this I am now in my fourth year of my social work degree and am planning to do my master's in counseling. My goal is to set up A non profit to support whanau through their unique path of grief to wellbeing.