After the loss of someone to suicide, you may feel as though you will never be happy again and life can seem hopeless. While it’s very likely true that a grieving process should be expected, there can be light at the end of the tunnel, and it is possible to feel happy again.

You may experience a range of emotions when you lose someone to suicide, which include deep sadness, shock, anger, frustration, confusion and isolation. Some people also talk about experiencing a sense of shame or guilt, and while this is a very common reaction it is important to remember that people who take their own lives are often trying to stop feelings of distress that can feel as intense and real as physical pain – the reasons for suicide are complex and you are not to blame.

While life very likely will never be the same, healing and learning to live again are possible but there are processes people tend to go through to find a way to get back on the road to being happy again. 

Northamptonshire Support After Suicide (N-SAS) have developed a 5-week programme to help those who have lost someone to suicide and help deal with their grief.

The first course will start on 2nd March 2023 and run for 2 hours, 1 day a week, over the course of 5 weeks.

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