One of your worst nightmares has become reality. Someone close to you has committed suicide. Processing the various emotions that you’re feeling is a bit complicated.
You’re sad, a little angry, and you feel a tightness in your chest that you can only associate with guilt. Experiencing survival guilt after a traumatic event such as suicide isn’t that uncommon.
You can’t help but think that you might have been able to do something to help your loved one and prevent their death. You’re upset because you’re still here and they’re gone. Here, you can begin to learn how to cope with this complex series of emotions.