We support children, young people and their families when someone close to them dies.

Radio feature on the impact of death by suicide

Karen Edgar of Bromsgrove group SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) and Phoenix Chair, Linda Jones were invited onto BBC Hereford and Worcester yesterday to talk about the impact on families of death by suicide. Karen described her own feelings about her father's death, and went on to speak about the group she and her sister have set up. Linda spoke about the importance of telling children the truth, in language they can understand. She explained how children can feel as though they are to blame in some way, and as though they are unloved and unloveable so they need a supportive family and friends, plenty of reassurance, and professional help if necessary. If you would like to listen to the interviews please copy and paste this link: http:t.coxIvhLVXD4D. The interview is one hour and 38 minutes in.If you, your family, or someone you know has been affected by a death by suicide please call or email us for support. There are people who can help you.

Published on 20 March 2014

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