"When you are in shock, your brain shuts down and simple things become really difficult ... You just need one place to go to so you can get the information you need." 
 Jo, mother supporting two children who were bereaved in 2018 (aged 10 and 14 at the time)

Bereavement support after suicide

Grief is a natural human response to suicide. It is a process that everyone experiences differently, and it can be difficult to know what to do or who to reach out to.

It can be an extremely traumatic time for some people and the trauma can linger if these experiences are left unspoken.

Below is some useful information for people who have lost someone to suicide and those who are supporting someone who is bereaved.

Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

For other mental health concerns, visit headtohealth.gov.au or talk to someone you trust such as a doctor or health professional.