Different Types of Grief /
Grieving After A Suicide Death
Have you ever tried picking up a single paper clip from a box of clips and frustratingly come up with a tangled mess of connected wires? Well grief can be a lot like that tangled mess of paper clips, especially for the newly bereaved. Everything you “pick up” or attempt to do, ends up unintentionally connected to this messy thing called “grief”! You are dealing with the numbness of living in the absence of your departed loved one along with a host of other emotional and psychological challenges. It can leave you with the unsettling feeling of not even knowing who you are and how to take the next step forward. This month’s bulletin hopes to bring you encouragement and to help you untangle the mix of emotions by sorting out the myriad of griefs that you may be dealing with. On the surface, it may appear you are dealing with one or two missing pieces in your life, but there are many facets that make up grief. By identifying the types of grief and exploring some of them, we hope to bring new light and healing to previously undefined or hidden struggles. Half the battle is knowing what you are dealing with and finding ways to effectively re-engage in life.
September is Suicide Prevention/Awareness month. We briefly bring you a few resources to understand this delicate topic and to help you find resources if you or a loved one has experienced a death or has warning signs of a mental health crisis. Find local support and intervention for mental health challenges at NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness):
or call NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI. In a crisis, text "NAMI"to 741741.
We are here for you and can help you sort through your questions. Join us either in-person or virtually for our free monthly grief support groups. You are not alone.