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Mom died years before last breath.

by scribbling_scribe on July 25, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My brother committed suicide on October 5, 1998 -- eight years after being dual diagnosed as having bipolar with psychosis and alcoholism. Although my mother did not physically pass away until February 23, 2002, the last dozen years of her life were sorrow laden.


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