Through the Internet you can search for a suicide-loss support group or a grief-support group. Sharing with other people in the same situation is very valuable. These people understand what you’re going through, they are full of compassion, they don’t judge you and don’t make inappropriate remarks. If you‘re lucky, there’s a group in your area.

Although our feelings of loss and grief are similar, we have different ways of coping with such a traumatic experience. Therefore, try to respect the way other family members are coping and the ways of coping expressed by other people in the group.

The Compasionate Friends exists in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK to provide support through group meetings for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents, whether dealing with suicide-loss or loss of a child from other causes. They have a video on YouTube: Say Their Name – Compassionate Friends UK. Then there‘s SOBS and CALM (Capaign Against Living Miserably) in the UK and an Irish one, FOSL (Friends of Suicide Loss) with particularly supportive words.

There are also self-help groups for people dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts.