What others might not know about suicide loss continued (part 3 of 3)

                This is what I have noticed when people start to “get better” or appear better. This in NO WAY says they are 100% better.  It does say that they are starting to live around the pain of their loss.  As mentioned before, the pain from loss never […]

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What others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS (part two of three)

                Below is a continuation of a prior post on some of what others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS and the experiences that someone has when a suicide death happens to a person they care about.  Not only care about, but perhaps they have found the deceased […]

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What others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS (part one of three)

                  Below is some of what others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS and the experiences that someone has when a suicide death happens to a person they care about.  Not only care about, but perhaps they have found the deceased person after they died by suicide. […]

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Life Insurance and Suicide

Life insurance is purchased for a variety of reasons and used after death to help with final expenses, pay off a mortgage, to leave extra money to family or a charity and whatever else you can think of.  Sometimes, people have suicide in their mind when deciding to purchase life insurance. Perhaps the individual who […]

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Why didn’t I see the signs?

Often I counsel individuals who have experienced the suicide death of someone they care deeply about. One of the most common questions I hear is “Why didn’t I see the signs”?  What if that individual made certain you did not see any signs? There are a few variables to consider when asking “Why didn’t I see […]

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What Some People Say About Those Who Die by Suicide

The fact that people die by suicide has been around for hundreds of year.  I am going to focus on the present times with this article and what comments are said or heard after a suicide death has occurred; especially if you are on the receiving end of those comments. It was their time to […]

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Children and Suicide

Children and suicide is a fact more so now than ever before.  As a grief counsellor, I have parents come for counselling; more often it is the moms.  A child can be any age, but for this article I am referring to younger, school aged children. The questions are numerous and I do not have […]

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Children and Thoughts of Suicide Part 2

As discussed in a prior article part 1, children do have thoughts of suicide and DO act upon those thoughts. What do you need to pay attention to? How do children know about suicide? What can YOU do? What do you need to pay attention to is a big question and depends on different variables […]

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Children and Thoughts of Suicide

Children and thoughts of suicide is a topic many, including myself, find disturbing. You may ask yourself “Why would a child have thoughts of suicide”? Are there no support systems? Where are the parents? There is never a shortage of questions. I do not have all of the answers. At this time I am sharing […]

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“WAKEUP Call”…Why Did You Say That?

I am amazed at the insensitivity of some people when death and loss occur.  Do people think before they speak?  I am going to presume people do not know what they do not know and offer a wakeup call. Suicide death brings with it different problems than those related to death by illness, accident and […]

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