Supporting Someone After a Suicide Loss

September 12, 2022 | Categories: Blog, Grief

Losing someone to suicide is one of life’s most challenging circumstances.  The feelings of grief, confusion, and oftentimes guilt that follow the death make for a long road to healing. At Rundus Funeral Home & Crematory, we have walked through this type of loss with many of our Broomfield neighbors. Supporting someone after a suicide loss isn’t easy, but here are practical ways to help:


Spend time doing simple things together.Sometimes those who have experienced a loss need a reprieve from the heavy emotions that can overwhelm in the weeks and months following the death. Whether it’s watching a TV show, taking a walk, or visiting a local café, take the time to explore simple activities alongside the person who is grieving.   

Remind them of self-care.
When you’re grieving an intense loss, it can be easy to let your own self-care fall by the wayside. Try to help your friend remember that taking care of their own health and well-being is a top priority. To encourage them, send a candle, a soothing body wash, or a gift card to a spa. Would your friend appreciate a home-cooked meal or an evening out together? Find a way to meet their needs during a unique time.

Encourage them to seek other means of support.
Though you may be helping your friend or family member in any number of ways, they’ll likely benefit from having a larger support network. Suggest they join a support group – even better if you can track down information about local and virtual groups for them. Encourage your friend to meet with a therapist if needed and offer to help them schedule an appointment.


If you would like to learn more about grief recovery resources in our area, contact us today, and we will connect you with a local therapist or support group. We are here 24/7 and ready to serve you and your family.

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