Lost someone to suicide

Suicide Call Back Service provides phone and online counselling for anyone who has lost someone to suicide. Bereavement can often be very complicated. In addition to grief, people bereaved can experience shock, guilt, anger and loneliness.

Suicide Call Back Service has a number of resources available that can help you through this difficult time. If it is an emergency call 000.

Man sat with head in hands against a tree grieving the loss of his mother
Grieving the loss of a parent - Missing your mum on Mother’s Day

Many families will be celebrating Mother’s Day with their mum, but for some of us, this can be a difficult time. If your mother has passed away, the lead up to the day is a constant reminder of what you’ve lost. Read our blog on finding ways to cope with the loss of your mum on Mother’s Day.

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How to help someone who is grieving

When someone close to you is grieving, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. Learn how to offer help and support, remembering that everyone’s experience of grief is different.

Lawyer going through the legal considerations after a suicide
Legal considerations following a suicide

Deaths by suicide, like all sudden or unexpected deaths, are reported to the Coroner. The coronial court staff will assist the family and anyone involved with the death or investigation. This may be practical help, short term counselling, support to people exposed to a traumatic death, and referral to other agencies that provide assistance.

Supporting adolescents: Mother comforting her daughter bereaved by suicide
Supporting adolescents bereaved by suicide

The experience of losing a family member or friend to suicide can be particularly difficult during teenage years. While a young person may be yearning for independence, after a suicide they may also experience a conflicting need for support from those close to them.

Supporting Children: Child being held by his mother after a suicide
Supporting young children bereaved by suicide

The idea of talking to children about suicide is daunting. This page is designed to give a helping hand to parents or carers supporting children.

Talking grief: Man suffering from grief about to call Suicide Call Back Service
Who can I talk to about suicide bereavement

Suicide bereavement can be an incredibly difficult experience, but is not something you have to go through alone. Talking about grief and loss with family and friends will give you practical and emotional help, but sometimes it may be necessary to get some extra support from a health professional.

People in a support group mourning the loss of someone by suicide
Looking after yourself after a bereavement

The loss of someone you know to suicide, marks the beginning of a very difficult mourning period, full of mixed emotions. During this time of emotional upheaval, it is important to look after yourself.

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Common experiences with suicide bereavement

Understand the common experiences with suicide bereavement. People bereaved by suicide often experience complicated bereavement, with feelings of shock, social isolation, anger and guilt in addition to grief.