Coping with suicide

If you are dealing with the suicide of someone you know, it is important to find support to make sense of what has happened, deal with your grief and learn how to live with your loss.

The following resources may provide assistance:

Coping with grief after a suicide (PDF , 529.3 KB) - a booklet describing the many aspects of the process of dealing with grief and loss-specific issues around a suicide death.

Support After Suicide Group - support group which enables people who have experienced the loss of someone through suicide to share, listen, give and receive mutual support. The co-ordinator and counsellors are all experienced counsellors. The group is provided by the Department of Forensic Medicine, Sydney South West Area Health Service​

Lifeline - Lifeline centres across Australia run a variety of services designed to support people affected by suicide.


The NSW Government is committed to reducing suicides by 20 per cent by 2023. The Suicide Monitoring and Data Management System was launched in November 2020. This is a collaboration between the NSW Ministry of Health, Department of Communities and Justice, the State Coroner and NSW Police.  It estimates the number of recent suspected and confirmed suicides in NSW, using data collected by NSW Police and the State Coroner


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