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April 11, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 136

Suicide is a modern public health crisis that claims lives all over the world every year. People who have lost a loved one to suicide often face tremendous trauma and shock with many confusing emotions like grief, despair and even anger with many questions like why did their loved one choose to take their lives, why they were unable to see that their love one needed help they also raise questions like will their loved one go to heaven and for some, questioning whether life is worth living is common. All these factors add to the suicide grief process and help you in the healing process. It must be noted that there is no wrong or right way to grieve but there are healthy ways that can help you in the grieving process. You must strive to grieve in ways that will enrich and strengthen your life.

People with suicide grief often grieve differently depending on their experience and personality. Some factors that determine peoples' way of grieving from anther may include: individuals coping style and their personality, life experiences, nature of the loss and the amount of faith one has. There is no specific time when grieving should stop meaning that it takes time and varies among different people, for some it takes years, for others weeks or even months. It is important that you let the process take place until the end whatever the magnitude of your grief.

The stages of suicide grief include the following:

  • Denial: one refuses to believe that they have actually lost a loved one to suicide.
  • Anger: one becomes angry of the occurrence and tries to find the person to blame for it.
  • Bargaining: One tries to make deals with God for instance they will tell God that pleases bring him back and I will always be kind to him.
  • Depression: one feels helpless and hopeless, for instance one can lay down the whole day just mourning their loss the last one is acceptable: At this stage, one accepts what happened and find peace within to move on with their lives.

These emotions are natural although people go through different stages in the process of healing so you should not worry about what you are feeling and not feeling. Remember, there is no typical response to a loss since there is no typical loss.

To cope with your suicide grief you can do the following

You can turn to your family members and your friends to help you cope. People always want to help but they stay away because they don't know how to help you. Let them help you arrange for the funeral, and offer you a shoulder to cry on when you need to cry. You can lean on your faith for comfort.

Follow the morning rituals of your faith and take part in spiritual activates you believe in or go to church for solace. Make use of a clergyman to strengthen you.

Be a part of a support group made up of other people who have experienced similar grief who are not family members, go for counseling and if your grief feels like it's too much for you to manage, you should talk to an experienced therapist to help you.

Get more help to deal with suicide grief and find out how you can cope with your grief.

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