If you have lost someone you love to suicide, you have been hurled into a dark and traumatic place that you have never imagined could exist. Life has suddenly become chaotic, lonely and immensely painful. The weight of your loss feels over-whelming to the point that you think you won't find your next breath. Words are inadequate to describe your emotions, but accepting them as part of the grieving process is necessary. There is no right or wrong way to cope with the pain. Grief that is expressed an experienced has a potential for healing that eventually can strengthen and enrich life.
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Making sense of a suicide is an emotional journey. Support groups are a form of mutual self-help where those bereaved share their experiences dealing with their loss. Groups may be peer-led by a volunteer who is also a survivor or they may be professionally lead. In a safe, supportive environment, survivors learn that they are not alone as they share their stories and learn from others.
NAMI Utah has created an advisory group of family members and friends who have lost a loved ones to suicide. This group works to connect survivor with resources and tools which include this web site, e-news, speakers, training, mentoring and outreach.
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Comig soon: Birthdays, holidays and anniversaries can be challenging. Submit stories of how you honor your loved ones on these days. Have you created new traditions or maintained the old? Share your stories with us by emailing them to email@example.com.