Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 4818 wise to have brief answers prepared, as well as responses to possible follow-up questions. Where do people go after they die of suicide? The answer to this question will depend on your personal beliefs. Some people believe that when you die, you go to heaven; some believe in reincarnation; some say the spirit lives on; some believe that death is the end. Answering according to your beliefs may help your child find their own meaning. DEALING WITH REMINDERS OF THE LOSS What should I do with the room and possessions of the person who died? How do I handle things like clothes and other physical reminders? Grieving is not necessarily about letting go, but rather about figuring out how to live life without the physical presence of the person who died. What belongings or reminders of the person you choose to hold onto or get rid of, and the timeframe in which you make those decisions, is up to you. If people in your family have differing ideas about what to keep or discard, work together to find a compromise. For instance, photos can be in one particular room that you and your children may choose to go into or not, rather than out in the kitchen or living room. What if my child wants to avoid the location of the death or reminders of the person who died? Some people want to avoid places, activities, or objects closely connected to the person who died (e.g., your teen may avoid driving by the diner where they used to go with the person who died), while others may be drawn to them: there is no right or wrong response. The former is only a problem if the avoidance behavior starts to affect daily routines and functioning, e.g., if a child stops going to school because it’s too hard