Support after suicide is an essential as part of the grieving process. The difference between losing someone to suicide and an illness or accident is profound. The people left behind question what they could have done. There is a lot of self-blame, wondering ‘what did I miss?’.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help and support if you are struggling in the aftermath of a bereavement.
People see their thoughts and feelings as a failure and don’t understand why they can’t cope and how their lives will never be the same again. Talking to someone you don’t know can be helpful because you don’t have to worry about what you say.
If you have a friend or relative who has been bereaved, don’t be afraid to talk about the deceased person.
Suicide bereavement support
Inner Strength are here to help – providing suicide bereavement support for anyone in need of help following the loss of a loved one.
People often isolate themselves following a suicide bereavement. They think that if people see them out and about, they must have ‘got over it’. But it’s important to maintain friendships and have a social life.
We run a monthly bereavement support group offering a safe environment to talk and share experiences with others who have suffered the shock of losing someone to suicide.
When and where does the bereavement support group meet?
The support after suicide group meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the Holme Valley.
Anyone is welcome to attend. We provide a safe space to talk about your loved one and share your thoughts and feelings with people who can empathise with exactly what you are going through.