Someone I care about took their own life. Where can I find support?
- Losing someone by suicide is incredibly difficult and can feel very isolating
- If you’ve lost someone to suicide, support is available. You are not alone
Losing someone to suicide is different to any other kind of bereavement, which means it can be very isolating and lonely. If you’re struggling after the loss of a loved one the CALM helpline is there to support you or you can visit the Support After Suicide Partnership website for listings of where to find support right for you.
Additional information and support can be found in Help Is At Hand – a resource published by Public Health England. You can get a hard copy by contacting us. The booklet contains practical advice as well as links and phone numbers to help you navigate the coroner’s courts, funerals, supporting children and lots more, during this difficult time. You can also find these resources at the Support after Suicide Partnership.
If you are supporting a friend or family member who has been affected by suicide, it can be hard to find the words. There is a great resource, Finding the Words, which can help guide you through talking and listening to someone who is bereaved by suicide.