I lost my first born daughter Judy “Quashe’” (Shae) by suicide when she was only 14 years old after her six year battle with depression.
Shae was such a sweet, lovable baby. Always so happy , loved giving hugs and kisses and she adored her family.
She loved baking cakes and enjoyed watching all Disney movies. Her absolute favorite character wias “Tinkerbell” which is how she got her nickname “Tink””.
Keeping her memory alive is not only beneficial in my healing but I’m hopeful that it can possibly help heal others too.
She had such a love for animals that I couldn’t understand because I was afraid of most. She was so compassionate, caring and thoughtful and going on without her has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
Her short life nor tragic death will be in vain and I will keep her memory alive until my last breath.
We miss you Shae! Forever in our hearts!
To provide coping mechanisms that I found useful and effective in helping me “live” after the loss of my daughter.
It has been a long road traveled and there is still so much that I’m learning and working through each day. It’s a devastating loss that I will never get over but I have learned to cope by taking it one day at a time.
I’d want to bring more awareness to suicide rates and mental illness awareness in young adults as well because it’s so alarming.
I am not a licensed therapist, however I found that speaking with someone that has been through what I’ve been through and knows my pain was more effective for me.