Suicide Bereavement Support
If you have lost someone to suicide, the first thing you should know is that you are not alone. Each year over 3,000 people in Australia die by suicide - the devastated family and friends they leave behind are known as "survivors". There are many people in our community, like you, trying to cope with this heart-breaking loss.
For those dealing with the suicide of someone they know, it is important that they feel free to talk about their feelings openly and honestly, to find support to make sense of what has happened and learn how to live with their loss.
Suicide Bereavement Support Group
Lifeline Macarthur offers a support groups for those bereaved by suicide in Macarthur, Liverpool, Fairfield, Bankstown and the Southern Highlands. Whether the suicide was a recent experience or one that happened many years ago the Suicide Bereavement Support Group can help.
The Support Group will assist you to break down the silence that locks away the guilt, shame, anger, intense pain and the "why".
The Group is a safe place to share your thoughts, ideas and feelings with others who understand the enormity of your loss. The Group is structured so that those bereaved can share their experiences as well as being supported in managing their grief.
"One learns to live with the loss, the tragedy, the waste, and the gaping hole in the fabric of one's life. There is no closure, nor would I want one. I want to remember him all my life, vividly: his laughter, the smell of his sneakers under his bed, his moments of joy, his humility, and his integrity."
For details regarding Suicide Bereavement Support Groups, please call 02 4645 7200 for more information.