Any kind of death is difficult, and a death from suicide can be especially hard to cope with. It’s sudden and shocking, and may leave you with lots of questions that are difficult or impossible to answer.

The Mental Health Foundation provides information and advice to help people support themselves and each other after a suicide death. Through this website and the Mental Health Foundation's information service, we can link people directly to information about the support available, so no one has to go through suicide bereavement alone.

If you lose someone by suicide, you may experience all kinds of emotions and physical reactions to the stress you are under. You may feel you will never recover from the loss, and even feel you don’t know how you are going to carry on. Coming to terms with what has happened will take time.

There are support groups around New Zealand that can offer support and help if you need it. Visit our Suicide bereavement support groups NZ to find a group near you.

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