Grief After Suicide Loss

Dr. Alan Wolfelt

When someone loved dies by suicide, a survivor’s grief is often exacerbated by the many questions that linger, the stigma associated with such loss, and the guilt feelings that accompany this unique grief. No matter how a person died, their absence leaves a void that will never be filled. In the aftermath of suicide, survivors need nonjudgmental support. The resources below help provide insight into this unique grief, support to survivors and those who love them, as well as information about prevention.