Losing someone or something you love is very painful. After such losses, people experience a wide range of emotions, including depression, anger,
and guilt. It can even seem like the sadness will never end. These
feelings can be frightening and overwhelming, yet quite normal reactions to loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve--but there are healthy ways to cope
with the pain. To accept
them as part of the grieving process--allowing yourself to feel what you feel--is crucial for beginning to experience healing.
For the bereaved survivor, suicide involves the sudden death of a loved one. The grief and shock that follow suicide is extraordinarily difficult. Such grief is magnified, complicated and isolating. It is easy to feel alone, as though no one else can understand what you are going through.
But you are not alone. There is hope and there is help.
Together we can acknowledge the depth of hurt you are feeling and begin to find the path to healing. Based on my experience with suicide bereavement groups as well as individual counseling related to this issue, I offer counseling that is supportive while also pointing to a way through the grief to a new horizon of hope.
Deborah A. Heitman, MA, LPC Psychotherapist | (303) 204-7230 | firstname.lastname@example.org 6343 W. 120th Avenue, Suite 105 | Broomfield, CO 80020