When someone dies by suicide, family and friends can experience intense grief. This understandably affects how people can cope within their home environment and may affect relationships with friends. Supportive friends and colleagues who acknowledge this grief can listen and offer support which can make a big difference in helping people learn to deal with the loss.
As time passes, people may think you no longer need their support. It is not unusual to relive many of the emotions of grief in the years ahead. Be prepared to face some difficult times, and remember that even if you feel alone, there are family, friends and people in your community who are willing to help if you ask them.
There is more information on our Resources Page for families who are coping with grief.