It is never easy when a loved one dies from suicide. It often leaves family devastated and with feelings of disparity, anger, confusion, and guilt; but it is important to remember it is not your fault. You may have these feelings long after your loved one has passed away, along with nightmares, social withdrawals, and a loss of interest in activities that you would normally enjoy. All of these emotions and feelings are NOT uncommon. Unfortunately, there’s a reproach when discussing suicide and you may not receive the support that you may have expected to receive after this type of traumatic event. It is important to remember that you are not alone. We have trained professional here at Preferred Counseling that are experts in grief and loss counseling. As you and your family work to get through this rough time it is important to take care of YOUR mental health as well. You will need to develop coping skills that will allow you to grieve in your own way, work through set-backs and importantly don’t rush yourself through the grieving process. It IS possible to find peace and healing while still honoring the memory of your loved one. Need someone to talk to?? Call us today at (479) 709-9880 to talk with an experienced therapist.
If you or a loved one is suicidal or having suicidal thoughts please stop what you’re doing and seek help immediately by calling 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.