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Suicide Bereavement

If you have been bereaved or affected by suicide or if you are supporting someone else, this section will help you to understand how a bereavement by suicide is different, how it affects people, ways to support and some practical issues to be aware of.

Our resources for survivors section features our Support After a Suicide Booklet V6 04 2022. It also features books, poetry & prose (written by survivors) and films and videos which many people find helpful and reassuring.

It is important to know that you are not alone, together we can help each other.

How Suicide Affects People

“We all respond differently to any sort of bereavement. We are individuals who each had a unique relationship with the person who died. There is no right or wrong way to feel.

When someone dies by Suicide it reaches out across the community like ripples on a pond. Families and friends are devastated, and many more are impacted.

This section will help you understand how Suicide can affect ourselves and the people around us”

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How suicide can affect you...

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How suicide can affect others...

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Questions survivors ask...

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Stigma & Isolation...

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Supporting Friends & Family...

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Supporting Children and Young Adults...

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Practical Concerns...