According to the article “How to Cope When a Loved One Commits Suicide”, a suicidal death in the family is way different than a natural death in the family. This is because a suicidal death is unexpected and will leave loved ones in shock. Here are a few ways on how to cope when a loved one commits suicide.
It is okay to wonder why Most people who commit suicide don’t really leave a note describing why they committed suicide, Which leaves loved ones with a lot of unanswered questions.
It is okay to be angry When someone commits suicide the victim and the person who did it are the same and it is alright to ask yourself “how could he do this to me?” it is perfectly natural.
It is perfectly natural to blame yourself (but it is not your fault) Blaming yourself for what happened is a perfectly natural thing to do. We all want to think that there was something we can do to prevent it. However, it is not your fault to what had happened.
Stay in contact with friends and family Losing a family member to suicide can be a very depressing time of your life. Isolating yourself can lead to a deep depression and a never ending cycle. staying in contact with your friends and family can be a very therapeutic thing to do. Plus, the death may have effected others around you too.
Make time for yourself In this society there is no real time to grieve their loss. grieving is an important part of the grieving process. make time to be by yourself and time to process things in your own time.
Seek professional help Most importantly If you feel like your grief is getting out of control please seek out professional help. www.betterhelp.com is an affordable resource that can help you find the right professional for you.
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