I’m feeling angry and afraid

People who have been bereaved often feel angry. You may be angry with the person for dying in this way and leaving so much pain behind, or because you have been left to deal with lots of practical matters and you feel ill-prepared.

Grief can feel frightening. Sometimes people are afraid about what life will be like without the person who has died or about the impact the death will have on others. It can be difficult to imagine a different future.

The fear and uncertainty over how people will react can lead you to put up defences against them in case they say something upsetting or ask intrusive questions. Even though it is difficult, talking is helpful. Some people say it can be easier to talk with people who have also been bereaved by suicide.