Grief after losing a loved one to suicide is similar to grief after other types of sudden death however, suicide raises additional complex grief issues because of the sudden and traumatic nature of the death.
There are many places that you can turn to for support following the death of a loved one to suicide.
Help can be obtained from:
Lifeline: 13 11 14 – available 24/7
Crisis Care Helpline: (08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008 (Country Free Call) - available 24/7
Samaritans Helpline: (08) 9381 5555 (Crisis Line) or 1800 198 313 (Country Toll Free) - available 24/7
The Compassionate Friends WA: (08) 9486 8711/17. The Compassionate Friends are a self-help group which offer friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child, of any age, from any cause.
ARBOR: (08) 9263 2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ARBOR provides an outreach service for family and friends who lose a loved one by suicide and aims to help those newly bereaved to access the support, resources and assistance they need while reducing the isolation often felt at this time.