Guiding Their Way Back
Having someone you care about attempt suicide can be an incredibly traumatic experience. You might respond with anger, fear or sadness. You might also find yourself asking questions; many of them beginning with why?
It is natural to have many different feelings, thoughts and concerns. You might not know what to do or what to say. This resource is a starting point for working through some of the questions that can come up after a suicide attempt.
People who have attempted suicide and their family members and friends played an important role in the development of the information presented below. They described experiencing intense emotional periods following an attempt and reflected on the type of content you may need and want when someone you care about attempts suicide.