Monday, October 26, 2009
Siobhan, Part II - Stories of Survivors of Suicide
During the same visit to Helena, I met with Siobhan again. The one year anniversary of the death of her sister, Deirdre Eitel, is just around the corner (next weekend). Siobhan has said that the past couple of months have been particularly difficult as she continues to cope with the loss of her sister who she affectionately called "Dede" or "Deed". In the first image, Siobhan clutches a pillow that Deirdre brought back from Pakistan for her. A photograph of her and her sister during their college years can also be seen over her right shoulder. In the second photograph, Siobhan holds a glass and metal box that contains the ashes of both her brother (who died in a car accident), and her sister. The box is decorated with special photographs from their lives. As the anniversary of the death of her sister approaches, Siobhan said that her family is planning a walk to spend time remembering and honoring Deirdre.
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