How Would You Survive If You Lost Your Sister?

By: # Better Off With Me Posted On Nov 18, 2016

Therapy.Live Survivor Stories Series 1

Cristina Ritz shares her story with Therapy.Live

 In honor of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day we are launching our first Survivor Story. Cristina Ritz is the acting Director of Business Management at Macomb County Community Mental Health. Cristina sat with Founder Ryan Beale of Therapy.Live to share her story of losing her sister by suicide seven years ago. By sharing stories and experiences, survivors are able to normalize their complicated grieving process. The more we educate ourselves and learn to experience true empathy, the greater the chance that survivors can regain their power and rebuild their relationships with loved ones. Please watch and share with someone you know that may have lost a loved one. 

Thank you Cristina for being brave and sharing your story. The Therapy Live team appreciates your contribution.

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TAGS: Suicide bereavement, Survivor Series, Complicated Grief, Grief and Loss, BetterOffWithMe, Depression, International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
About the Author
Welcome to Therapy.Live’s #BetterOffWithMe Initiative. At Therapy Live, we firmly believe that you are a unique thread in the tapestry of being and that the world would be more diminished and frayed in your absence. We truly believe that the world is better off with you. If for any reason you do not feel similarly, we invite you to look at some of the videos and blogs featured below, help spread the word by using the hashtag #BetterOffWithMe, or visit our Suicide Education and Prevention Resource Page at www.Therapy.Live/Suicide Whether you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or family member, need emotional support, or are just looking to better educate yourself, we hope you make use of the resources available to you. (The information listed in this timeline was found from publicly available resources. Therapy.Live makes no claim to the accuracy of diagnoses or mental conditions of these individuals mentioned.)

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