The grieving process after a loved one's suicide is as hard to explain as it is to experience it. However, often our own reluctance to share about the experience, because of fear of judgement prevents us from getting the support we need. Some survivors feel at fault and therefore guilty to ask for help. And sometimes close family members are not sure how to offer help. This article describes the challenges many survivors face.
Everybody has a role to play in preventing suicide, and participating in the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a cool way to do something good for someone who was in the same place your loved one may have been. Learn about the different options here.