Government of Western Australia

Grief & Loss

When someone close takes their own life our whole world can feel shaken.
The feeling of loss can disturb our thinking, feelings and behaviour.

Grief can hit us suddenly or slowly. It is different for each of us. And it changes, so how we are one minute may be very different to the next minute, or the next day, or the next month.

We know grief is a healthy response to our loss but it can overwhelm us.
Our experience of grief will be different depending on how close we were to the person we’ve lost, how important they were in our lives, how long we’d known them, and how they died.

 

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