Talking to family, friends and peers about suicide
Surround yourself with people that you trust, who will listen to you without judgment and that you enjoy being with.
Decide what to share
It can be useful to have a clear agreement about what information should be shared and with whom. Often a short message about what has happened and how you are now coping is enough for most people.
Ask for help
Don't be afraid to ask for help. Seek out an understanding friend, family member or support group. It is best to do this sooner rather than later as it can make a real difference to you, your family and your friends.
When a family is affected by suicide, it is important to communicate with one another while also respecting each other's way of handling the experience. It can be a balancing act but give each other space and time to process emotions but also check in
with each other to avoid distancing and isolation.