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 483 Taking Care of Yourself One of the best ways to take care of a young person in the wake of a suicide loss is to make sure you take care of yourself, too. By practicing self-care, you serve as a role model to your children and reassure them they don’t have to take care of you. Here are a few guidelines that promote healing: Be patient Know that everyone grieves at their own pace and in their own way. Give yourself time. Attend to your physical needs Eat nutritiously. Drink plenty of water. Get sleep and exercise. Seek support Connect with family, friends, clergy, and others who will listen without judgment. Many people find that counseling helps them deal with their grief in healthy ways. Reach out to other suicide loss survivors who understand what you’re going through. Many communities have support groups where suicide loss survivors can share their loss experiences and coping strategies. To find a support group near you, visit afsp.org/SupportGroups. Learn about suicide loss Knowing what to expect may help you get through the more difficult times.