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Suicide Bereavement 

If you have been bereaved by suicide, it may be hard for you to reach out for support. 

You may experience many emotions. These can include shock, disbelief, guilt, and anger. Because suicide can occur unexpectedly or suddenly, family and friends can be traumatised and unsure how to cope or where to seek support. 

You are not alone - Death by Suicide is an overwhelming loss that can leave families, friends, and communities with a range of emotions and many unanswered questions.


While the pattern of grief is unique to every person, many of those bereaved by suicide will experience similar feelings.

You are not alone - A resource from the HSE helps guide you through those feelings. Download your copy by clicking on the image.

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HUGG is a peer support organisation that provides a safe, confidential environment in which those bereaved by suicide can share their experiences and feelings. Their website has a surviving suicide guide to help those bereaved by suicide. Surviving a Suicide - Resources for Bereavement - HUGG For more information, please email or call 01 513 4048 (monitored answering machine).


Read more at -  Left behind after suicide - Harvard Health.

For more support, contact - HSE Suicide Bereavement Liaison Office. 

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