The death of a loved one is never an easy experience. Dealing with the death of a suicide can make the process of bereavement more challenging because of several factors that set suicide apart such as; stigma, traumatic aftermath, and dealing with many mixed emotions such as shame and anger.
Because grief can be so painful and seems so overwhelming, it frightens us. Many people worry if they are grieving the “right” way and wonder if the feelings they have are normal. Grief is like a rollercoaster – it has many ups and downs. It is ongoing, coming and going when you least expect it. Below are some helpful resources to aid in the recovering after the death of a suicide.
- How to Support a Person Bereaved by Suicide
- How Do You React When Someone You Love Dies?
- Spiral of Grief
If you think someone is suicidal, call 911, or take them to the nearest hospital.
NATIONAL SUICIDE CRISIS HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255
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