•"You always ask yourself questions on whether there was something that could have been done to save the person." - Sam West
Motivational speaker and music manager Sam West says losing loved ones through suicide is something one can never wish even on their worst enemy.
Having lost his brother in 2015 through suicide, Sam says it's not been easy on them as a family.
Sadly most people who commit suicide battle with their mental health and they never think of the repercussions of their actions on families.
Speaking exclusively to Mpasho, Sam shared, "Losing a loved one through suicide is traumatizing. You always ask yourself questions on whether there was something that could have been done to save the person.
You always ask why it happened, what triggered them, Blame games are a big thing. Before you think of committing suicide, think twice. We have no control of our own lives.
Our lives are intertwined with other people , whatever you do just remember other people are affected."
Sam had in a heart wrenching social media post narrated how his younger brother Geoffrey Mburu was discovered lifeless after days of going missing.
At the time Mburu was a secondary school student. The family was left distraught as he never left a suicide note behind.
Although it's been 6 years, the wound left behind by Mburu is still fresh. Sadly it's the reality most families who have lost loved one's to suicide go through.
Have you ever lost a loved one to suicide? How did you cope?