“It felt like a grenade was dropped in the room”.
Someone once told me this was what it felt when the news of a suicide was first heard. The image stuck with me. I imagined little pieces of shrapnel flying towards every possible direction, hitting everything in their path, leaving a mark on everyone in that room. Some pieces hit immediately, and some would fly slowly, like in a film where the image is played in a slow motion.
The effects of a death by suicide can be much like this grenade. Like stone skipping, they can manifest themselves through a ripple effect, with the circle expanding further and further, new circles appearing, and many lives being affected.
At the Tomorrow Project, we understand that every set of circumstances are different, and we will meet you, emotionally, where you are. Whether you would like emotional support through this incredibly difficult time, or have needs of a more practical nature – we are here.
Drop us a phone call, email us, or just pop in for a cup of tea (or coffee, for all the coffee lovers out there) and a chat. Or we can meet you at your favourite café. There is no timeframe or age limit to access our service – we are here to support you when you are ready.
Bereavement Support Team
7 Mansfield Road
Phone: 0115 934 8445
Suicide Bereavement Project Worker