Every day, around two people in Scotland die by suicide. For every one of those people, there are friends, partners, children, relatives, carers and colleagues left behind. This booklet is for all of them. SAMH first produced After a Suicide in 2004, and it has helped many people since then. Funded by Choose Life, Scotland’s national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide, this new edition has been fully revised and updated. It will help you with the practical issues that need to be faced after a suicide, talk about some of the emotions you might be experiencing and suggest some places where you can get help.
“The fact that there was the After a Suicide booklet was a huge relief to me. It never left my side in the early days. I encouraged my friends and family to read it and it helped them too! Knowing that this booklet was at hand meant that although I didn’t know anyone else in the same situation as me, there were others out there who had gone through and were going through this experience. It made me feel less alone.” Jacqui