Grieving A Loss to Suicide

Losing someone we love to suicide is one of the most painful things a human being will ever experience. Because of its tragic and complex nature, suicide bereavement is a process of hills and valleys that will be as individual as the person grieving and around which there can be no time lines. As much as incorporating healthy patterns of coping, and plans for healing have a place in suicide bereavement, it's important the survivors be aware that grief takes time, and that the feeling of "three steps forward, two steps back," is normal.

Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never end. While these feelings can be frightening and overwhelming, they are normal reactions to loss. Accepting them as part of the grieving process and allowing yourself to feel what you feel is necessary for healing.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve.

Grieving A Loss to Suicide