Supporting those bereaved by suicide – St Patrick’s MHS

Bereavement by suicide is perhaps one of the most sensitive topics we can discuss. Here, Professor Jim Lucey, Medical Director of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, joined Miriam O’Callaghan on RTÉ Radio 1 to share how we can talk to and support those experiencing grief following the death of a family member or friend by suicide. Noting again the delicacy of this topic, Professor Lucey explains that the points raised should not increase the pain of suicide, but talking about it can help us to do some essential things: to respect those who have died and to support those who are bereaved and have to carry on.

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