Useful Resources

There are few Bermuda-specific resources available at present for the bereaved generally, let alone specifically for those bereaved by suicide. However the resources and links listed below are among those our members and others have personally found helpful. We will be updating this list regularly, so please let us know of other resources that you think would be helpful to other loss survivors.  


Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven: Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling (Michelle Linn-Gust)

Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide (Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch )

Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One's Search for Comfort, Answers & Hope (Albert Hsu)

It's OK That You're Not OK (Megan Devine)

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide (Kay Redfield Jamison)

No Time To Say Goodbye - Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One (Carla Fine)

Surviving Suicide: Help to Heal Your Heart (Heather Hays)

The Worst Loss: How Families Heal From The Death of a Child (Barbara D. Roso)

Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss (Michael F. Myers and Carla Fine)

For children:

After a Suicide: An Activity Book for Grieving Kids

But I Didn't Say Goodbye: Helping Children and Families After a Suicide (Barbara Rubel)

Someone I Love Died by Suicide: A Story for Child Survivors and Those Who Care for Them (Doreen T. Cammarata)

Books for Loss Survivors: an excellent list of practical and inspirational books recommended by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

Blogs, etc.

  • Speaking of Suicide /  blog by Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW
  • The Mighty / online magazine covering mental illness and more, including suicide loss
  • The Adversity Within / Tim Lawrence on grief and loss, including suicide
  • Endpain /  stories and videos on dealing with mental, physical and emotional pain including suicide loss
  • For The Heart Cries / Thomas Truelson's ongoing journal on attempting and surviving suicide, grief and loss

Online Support Groups/Forums

LIFE JOURNEYS: Reclaiming Life after Loss
AFSP film traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss over time. (2016)

PATHWAYS TO HEALING: Hope after Suicide Loss
AFSP film shows the individual experiences a community can have after a shared loss (2019)
FAMILY JOURNEYS: ​Healing and Hope after a Suicide
AFSP film on the ripple effects of suicide through the eyes and experiences of three families. (2015)

THE JOURNEY: A Story of Healing and Hope
A diverse group of survivors finding their way back to a life rich in meaning—and even joy. (2014)

How to talk to a friend who may be thinking about suicide (Bermuda Hospitals Board 2018)
Survivor Angela Samata travels the UK to meet others who have suffered a similar loss (BBC, 2016)
EVELYN (UK Documentary, 2018)
Fourteen years after the suicide of their son and brother, Evelyn, the family decide to walk the length of the UK and try to talk about him - something they had failed to do in over a decade. Available on Netflix.
The consequences of suicide for those left behind with the terrible truth of never knowing why.  (2011)

Other local grief support resources