The Bereaved by Suicide Support Group meets monthly and offers a space for people as they struggle with the overwhelming intensity of feelings experienced in the aftermath of a suicide – rejection, abandonment, anger, guilt, confusion, fear and denial are all commonly expressed. Having people validate and not judging other’s feelings is the corner stone of what the group tries to offer. Just being with people who know how you feel can be a comfort in a shattered world.
We have just uploaded our most recent Evaluation Report for the group. Feedback indicates the people feel a sense of community and support in an empathetic, kindly and welcoming environment. The group offers a sense of belonging when the bereaved person can at times feel disconnected from the rest of the world. Hearing how others deal with their difficulties are welcome opportunities to learn new ways of approaching problems and a sounding board to discuss fears and concerns.
06/12/2017 at 3:32 pm