Been affected by suicide

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Support for people bereaved by suicide

The emotions experienced after bereavement by suicide can be very different to those following other types of loss. People bereaved by suicide can have a particularly complex set of feelings and face additional struggles in trying to resolve their grief. There is no right or wrong way to feel when grieving, and everybody deals with grief differently.

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Guidance for people bereaved by suicide

Deaths by suicide are often more sudden and unexpected than other types of death, causing friends and family to experience different emotions whilst grieving. These are all natural feelings if you have been bereaved by suicide. You are not alone, there is help available to support you through your grief.

Overcoming a suicide bereavement

Losing a loved one to suicide can cause complex and distressing emotions. Intense feelings of loss and grief may be compounded by difficult and sometimes unanswerable questions. There is no right or wrong way to grieve a bereavement, but we want you to know that you can still find happiness and positivity, no matter how dark your world might seem.

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Helping others

Volunteers are at the heart of suicide prevention. Helping to raise awareness of suicide, and the importance of reaching out can make a real difference. You may have your own experience to share which could offer hope and encouragement to others. There are many ways that you can provide help and support and make a difference in your community. 

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