Your Stories

A collection of lived experiences and stories of bravery, resilience and hope shared by those bereaved by the suicide of a loved one.

Overview

You are not alone in your grief journey. There are others who have gone through the same and come out stronger. Read their stories here.

We recognize that every person's journey of grief is different. In this section you can read personal stories of suicide loss as shared by members who would like to let the world know that there is always a new day after a dark night.

These are not just stories of grief, sorrow and loss but also stories of extreme bravery, hope and resilience in the face of the darkest hours and days. We hope these stories will help you navigate your own journey and understand that you are not alone in this. Others have overcome a loss like yours and you can too."

Your Stories

Your lived experience can help someone.

Nikka’s Story

Nikka’s Story

The grief journey by a loved one bereaved by suicide. Suicide of a loved one changes who we are, our lives are forever changed and although the feeling of loss doesn’t go away, the intensity does subside. And unbelievable as it sounds, I am here to tell you that there is a tomorrow! I lost my husband at Christmas 2008. He was a highly respected Police Officer who had served...

Share Your Story

If you would like to share your own story of how you navigated the journey of grief after suicide bereavement, please share with us here.

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Your lived experience can help someone.

You can support someone bereaved by suicide by sharing your story.

As someone who has been on the bereavement journey, your lived experience can be a source of comfort and hope for many others who have just embarked on this journey and are still struggling with the emotional and spiritual challenges that come with it. You can play your role by letting them know that there there is hope and a silver lining at the end of it.

Reading or hearing stories from others who understand how you are feeling can be comforting and may help you feel less isolated and alone. Reading someone else’s perspective can help you understand an aspect of your story that you’ve struggled with. Sharing your own story might help others or help you come to terms with your loss.

Is there something you learnt along the way? Something you think would help others? Is there a special way that you remember and pay tribute to your loved ones passed?

Postvention Australia is compiling a library of stories from people just like you, people who know where you are now."