This section is intended to help you understand more about common reactions to bereavement by suicide – physical and emotional – and how it can affect different people in the family and community.
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 people are touched. You do not have to have had a family or personal relationship – the loss of an acquaintance, colleague, client or even a stranger can affect you.