Suicide grief: Healing after a loved one’s suicide

A loved one’s suicide can be emotionally devastating. Use healthy coping strategies — such as seeking support — to begin the journey to healing and acceptance. By Mayo Clinic Staff When a loved one dies by suicide, overwhelming emotions can leave you reeling....

Suicide is a death like no other

Grief is a universal experience all human beings encounter. Though death inevitably touches our lives, research shows that many people grieve in varying and different ways. From the textures of emotions, to length of time in mourning, to even the kinds of rituals and...
Suicide survivors face grief, questions, challenges

Suicide survivors face grief, questions, challenges

The recent, untimely deaths of Kate Spade, reportedly from depression-related suicide, and of Anthony Bourdain, also from apparent suicide, came as a surprise to many. How could a fashion designer and businesswoman known for her whimsical creations and a chef, author...

Coping after suicide loss

Tips for grieving adults, children and schools Death by suicide is always a tragic event. It can trigger a host of complicated and confusing emotions. Whether you are coping with the loss of a loved one, or are helping a child or adult navigate such a loss, these...

SUICIDE AND LANGUAGE – Why we shouldn’t use the ‘C’ word

Implications associated with ‘commit’ Attention to this issue is important because there are three historically powerful and potentially stigmatising uses for the word ‘commit’ which have implications when associated with the word ‘suicide’. The word ‘commit’ is...