Finding the words to support someone bereaved by suicide

Few people like to talk about death, and many of us feel awkward around someone who has been bereaved. Alongside our uncertainty over how we should react to a bereavement, is the fact that people bereaved by suicide have significantly less chance of receiving support from friends and family, and there are limited suicide bereavement support services across the country. To help to address this we have recently completed the editing, design and production of ‘Finding the words’, a booklet to support anyone bereaved or affected by suicide. The advice is based on the research of Dr Alexandra Pitman from UCL and it was written by Maxine Roper.