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Why should I communicate with others after the suicide of a loved one?

Talking to others can support you, give you more energy and help you understand your feelings.

Surround yourself with supportive friends and family members, and talk to them. Know that you are not alone. Always reach out for help when you need it. Get support from people who you love and trust.

Join a suicide support group if there are any available in your area. This is a self-help group consisting of people who have all also lost someone through suicide and who meet on a regular basis to talk about their worries and stress. They can understand what you are going through, having gone through it themselves, and will support you. If no such group is available in your area, think about starting one yourself.

Getting therapy (if available), or talking to a health worker or religious leader of your community can also help.