I've just joined and I don't really know what I intend to get out of this site, nor do I really know what to say.
My brother attempted suicide recently by jumping off a building, he's still alive but has caused serious physical damage.
This isn't the first time he's attempted to kill himself, but it's the most extreme.
He was diagnosed with depression around 6 years ago but there were warning signs before then.
I'm very close to my brother and saw him just a few days before his recent attempt. We were laughing and having a good time, there didn't seem to be any signs of his intentions.
I feel alone now. I used to be able to support my family but now I struggle because everything has been turned on it's head and I don't know what to do.
I've always believed family is the most important thing, but what can you do when you're completely helpless and there aren't any answers? I feel guilty because I've lost my will to help.
Thanks to whoever takes the time to respond. I know it's not easy.