A few weeks ago, my 17 year old brother took his own life. It took the whole family completely by surprise, noone saw it comming. He left no note and we still don't know too much about why he did it. I know he had some bullies, I know he and his gf had recently broken up, but it didn't seem like anything was really that wrong. I think I've pretty much gotten past the shock and anger part of my grief, but I've gotten to fear. How in the hell do I pretoct my own children from something like that? My Dad tells me he feels like he failed Connor (my brother) as a parent. It scares me so much to think that one of my own kids could hurt like that and I wouldn't even know it. It has completely consumed me, every time one of my kids cries, even if its because they are being punished, I feel guilty and scared that they are hurting too much on the inside. I don't know how to deal with this. Has anyone ever felt this way?
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