It is natural to be unsure how to talk to grieving families and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide.
“What can I possibly say to ease the pain they are going through?”
People are often afraid that talking to grieving families will remind them of the pain, however families and friends actually need extra support if they have lost someone to suicide, and ignoring them (albeit for what you feel are the right reasons) or isolating them might actually increase their grief.
I share some of my thoughts with Anthea Rowan as part of this SCMP Article where Suhas Bhat shares his very personal story: https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/article/2155676/how-talk-and-comfort-suicide-survivors-and-better
If you feel like you need to talk to someone, then please do contact me to set up an online session via email firstname.lastname@example.org.