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Patients and carers

Bereavement by suicide

Patients and carers

Bereavement by suicide

Patients and carers

Bereavement by suicide

Patients and carers

Bereavement by suicide

Losing someone to suicide is devastating and can make you feel a range of emotions, in addition to the normal grieving process. Some of the feelings may come as a surprise or shock to you. It is important to know that this is normal and you are not alone in experiencing these feelings.

Suicide has far-reaching effects among friends, family, colleagues, and the wider community. Those bereaved by a suicide are at increased risk of mental health and emotional problems and may be at higher risk of suicide themselves. So receiving the right support is essential.

If you have been bereaved by suicide, the following will provide you with support and information:


If you are feeling suicidal, or you're worried about someone, visit our crisis page or call our 24 hour mental health crisis line on 0800 731 2864 (Option 1).