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What can you do to make your parents ok with their childs suicide?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: You Can't

Everybody processes grief and loss differently, however it is impossible to make any parent "ok" with the loss of a child.
Losing a child, to suicide or otherwise, is likely one of the most difficult losses to process. The best thing to do is support the person & be there for them. Counseling and group therapy would be highly recommended for anyone who has experienced the loss of a child.

In brief: You Can't

Everybody processes grief and loss differently, however it is impossible to make any parent "ok" with the loss of a child.
Losing a child, to suicide or otherwise, is likely one of the most difficult losses to process. The best thing to do is support the person & be there for them. Counseling and group therapy would be highly recommended for anyone who has experienced the loss of a child.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Samuel Bayles
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very difficult

its maybe the single most tragic event a parent can experience.
a good psychotherapist and a lot time are needed. http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-5-stages-of-loss-and-grief/000617 this has some nice suggestions: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-to-Deal-with-Your-Childs-Suicide-Ask-Deepak https://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support

In brief: Very difficult

its maybe the single most tragic event a parent can experience.
a good psychotherapist and a lot time are needed. http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-5-stages-of-loss-and-grief/000617 this has some nice suggestions: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-to-Deal-with-Your-Childs-Suicide-Ask-Deepak https://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/find-support
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Dr. Samuel Bayles
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Suicide

You cannot. It will be a huge, gaping hole in their lives for the rest of their days.
The biological imperative is for parents to die before their children and not the reverse. All you can do is be supportive and do far more listening than talking.

In brief: Suicide

You cannot. It will be a huge, gaping hole in their lives for the rest of their days.
The biological imperative is for parents to die before their children and not the reverse. All you can do is be supportive and do far more listening than talking.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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