Suicide bereavement help

SUPPORT: Mount Gambier resident Helen Jurd is set to run a Suicide bereavement support group which will be open to adults living in the region.  	    Picture: JOCELYN NICKELS

SUPPORT: Mount Gambier resident Helen Jurd is set to run a Suicide bereavement support group which will be open to adults living in the region. Picture: JOCELYN NICKELS


MOVING on with life after the death of a loved one is never easy but for those who are bereaved by suicide, the journey to recovery is often filled with more hurdles.

Although mental illness and suicide are slowly becoming an open topic of discussion, the stigma remains and unfortunately many people struggle for years to make peace with the passing of someone due to suicide.

Hoping to provide much-needed support for people in this situation, Lifeline South East is offering a bereaved by suicide support group.

Helen Jurd has helped to facilitate these sessions for several years and said given the number of suicides that has occurred, people need a place where they can openly share their thoughts.

For the full story see today's print edition of The Border Watch or subscribe to our eEdition at eedition.borderwatch.com.au. 

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