The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention estimates that a suicide occurs in our country approximately once every 12 minutes. This is a staggering statistic, but when it hits home and you are faced with a suicide of a loved one, no statistic really matters. The aftermath of a suicide for loved ones left behind is […]
There is nothing more upsetting and painful than knowing that a loved one was in so much despair that he/she decided to take their own life. A suicide leaves a family grieving and battling all types of conflicting emotions including sadness, anger and disbelief. On top of coping with the sudden, violent and tragic loss, […]
No one expects to get the terrible news that a friend or family member has committed suicide. The flood of emotion that comes with the news can be terribly painful, overwhelming and potentially devastating. Suicide grief is unique in that it combines so many intense emotions including sadness, guilt, shock, confusion, danger, and even rejection. Significant support is often necessary for those left behind to handle the aftermath of a suicide. One very difficult thing that should never be handled by friends and family is the cleanup.