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Elizabeth Siller and Janine Affeldt recently started Lost Loves, a non-profit support group for anyone who has lost someone to suicide. Siller lost her daughter in September 2009.

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From grief comes ability to help others

A day after her only daughter shot herself, Elizabeth “Bits” Siller was reeling. Just two weeks earlier, Siller and Kim Marie “Kimberly” Siller Bailey had visited the Grand Canyon and celebrated Siller’s 61st birthday. Kimberly told her mother things she had never said before and the two had reconnected — giving Siller confidence her daughter’s suicide attempt seven months earlier was the last and that maybe, just maybe, the gaping hole in her daughter’s heart was finally healing.


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