Preparing Yourself For A Long Hospital Stay

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Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One That Committed Suicide


One of the most unexpected and most devastating events that could possibly occur in a person's life is to have a loved one take their own life. If this has recently happened to you and you are trying to process the situation and plan a funeral service for your loved one, it can be a difficult and uncertain situation. Get to know some of the steps that you can take to better deal with the loss of your loved one by suicide so you can start taking those steps as soon as possible: 

Find a Support Group

Before you start making arrangements and plans for your loved one's funeral when they have committed suicide, you need to be sure that you are taking care of yourself. This means that you need to find a way to cope with the shock of the situation and all of the emotions you are feeling. 

One of the best ways to learn to deal with those feelings as well as how to express them is to join a support group for family members and friends of a person that has passed away. There are general grief groups, but there are also groups specifically for those people that have lost someone due to suicide. These suicide survivors groups are the most helpful as everyone involved has been through the same situation. 

Allow Yourself to Feel Any Emotions that Come Up

The emotions that you feel after a loved one commits suicide can not only be strong, but also quite confusing and conflicting. It is important that you allow yourself to feel these emotions and not deny yourself the full range of those emotions. For example, many people feel anger or resentment after a loved one has passed away by their own hand. 

This is completely understandable and justified. Do not deny yourself such feelings or succumb to guilt for feeling anything beyond sadness. You have the right to your emotions and to process the situation in any way that feels right for you. 

Take Your Time Making Big Decisions

Planning a funeral is a difficult process under even normal circumstances. When your loved one has committed suicide, the circumstances are anything but normal. If you are having trouble with the big decisions of the planning process, such as cremation services versus traditional burial, you should take your time in doing so. 

Work with the funeral director to plan the small details of the funeral before making those bigger decisions. These smaller decisions can include choosing flowers, music, quotes for the program, and the like. Once you are ready, you can then make those more significant decisions. 

With these helpful steps in mind, you can be sure that you are doing what you can to deal with the loss of your loved one via suicide. 


14 November 2017