Losing a family member, friend or someone you deeply care about is very painful. During this time, you may experience a number of emotions as you respond to the pain and sadness you are feeling. While this time is difficult, it’s important to remember that these are normal emotions that people experience as part of their loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve but there are healthy ways to cope as you journey through grief.
There are many resources, such as books, that you can use to help understand and cope with grief. Coping with Grief by Mal McKissock and Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright are two books that we recommend.
COPING WITH LOSS AFTER SUICIDE
Losing a loved one through suicide can bring up many different and unique emotions. We have put together a short list of resources that can assist you with trying to understand your loss and hopefully to begin to help you heal including:
The Six Needs
During our journey through grief and mourning, we all encounter six needs we must meet if we are to heal: