Our expert says:
So sorry to hear of all this, Monica. People who decide to attempt suicide are so wrapped up in their own despair, that they rarely seem to think of the awful suffering they will inflict on others, or they somehow persuade themselves that those who love them will be better off without them.
An acute stress reaction, to what happened and what might have happened, is normal and understandable, and should improve within the next wek ; but anyway you deserve to see a counsellor to help you deal with your own emotional responses to these events. And make sure the doctors treating your brother know about this further evidencwe of what he was trying to do, so they can take it into acount in planning his treatment.
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