Suicide Grief and Children

Like adults, children need support to learn to live with grief and gradually regain their balance. A variety of information is available to help you support a child grieving a death by suicide.

Telling a child about a death by suicide

Telling a child about a death by suicide can be very challenging. Children don’t have the same understanding of death as adults. And they react differently when confronted with a loved one’s death by suicide.

Supporting a child who is grieving a death by suicide

There are a number of things you can do to support a child who is grieving.

When a child dealing with suicide grief should see a professional

A child may need psychological support when grieving a loss by suicide. There are various signs that may indicate that the child should see a health care professional.