A group of Canadian people bereaved by suicide were consulted and felt that they needed help and support to:

  • get the suicide in perspective
  • deal with family problems caused by the suicide
  • feel better about themselves
  • talk about the suicide
  • obtain factual information about suicide and its effects
  • have a safe place to express their feelings
  • understand and deal with other peoples' reactions to suicide
  • get advice on practical/social concerns

© The Royal College of Psychiatrists 1997
Taken from the Bereavement Information Pack by Kate Hill, Keith Hawton, Aslog Malmberg and Sue Simkin
Reproduced with kind permission from The Royal College of Psychiatrists