For me, the Bereaved by Suicide Group, is a chance to meet up and discuss how I really feel with others who understand. Talking with others has given me the hope that whilst what has happened will never go away it is possible to move on. Life will never be the same, but it will become manageable.
If I get upset talking about my son at home my partner gets worried about me; if I talk to my other son and get upset he worries about me and I worry about him because he is coping with his own grief. Unless someone has experienced suicide in their life they can’t know how different it is from a normal bereavement.
Submitted: March 2014