There is information and support out there.

 

It may be hard to ask for support when there is judgement and stigma around suicide.

 

Know you deserve all the support you need - when you need it.

 

Here are some of my favourites.

Free emergency support

Samaritans (non-judgemental, free, 24 hour phone lines and email support): CALL 116 123

Samaritans

Support Groups across the UK

 

Survivors of Bereavement through Suicide

(SOBS)

SOBS

At a Loss: A list of grief charities across the world

At a Loss

Books

Books can help us develop a relationship with suicide - a relationship none of us want to develop but one we must do now in order to move on.

They aren't always easy to read and it may feel you are "indulging in your grief" but know this is your critical mind planting negative seeds that aren't true. If you feel books will help, dip in and out as you feel drawn. 

Survivors of Bereavement Through Suicide has put together an awesome list of books.

SOBS Book List

Advice to clarify how you might be feeling and what might happen after a suicide loss

Support After Suicide

Another Helpful booklet explaing what might happen after a suicide, from Public Health England

Help is at Hand

Conversations 

A guide about how to talk about your loss

Suicide & Co Conversation Guide

 

 Or listen to stories of suicide-loss, suicide and healing

The Healing Narratives of Suicide

 

 

 

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