Losing a loved one to suicide is very different from death by other causes.
It can be made even worse by thoughtless or hurtful comments.
Likewise, because many don’t know what to say, they offer no condolences
leaving the grieving person/people feeling shunned, further perpetuating stigma around suicide.
In “Words Matter When Discussing Suicide,”
Deb Sherwood shares the outrageous comments that were made after her husband’s suicide.
She also offers some tips on better alternatives.
Article on recommended things to say after a suicide: https://www.self.com/story/help-friend-suicide-loss-survivor