5 Ways to Begin Healing Right Away After Losing Someone to Suicide

Sep 27, 2020 | Loss & Suicide | 0 comments

Begin Healing Right Away

Suicide is something that leaves you heartbroken for everyone. No one is not affected by loss, especially suicide. May these tips help you on your journey to healing.

1) Go for a walk

Simply going outside will help get the blood moving and you will start to feel better. Even if it is cloudy out, go outside. You will be amazed how a change in scenery will shift your mood. After losing my sister I forced myself to go outside and walk the dog, even if it was around the block. It was winter when she passed away so trust me when I say, “I get it for not wanting to go outside.” It was cold. It was snowy. It was slippery. But I did it anyway. Never underestimate what a change of scenery could do for your overall mood and spirit.

2) Drink a bottle of water

Water will help you process your emotions as they come and go. For me I would keep water throughout the house so it would remind me to drink water. I knew that if I could at least strive to drink one water bottle of water that I would begin to stay hydrated and process the emotions as they would come.

3) Wash your hair

You will be amazed what a difference this will make. If you want, even put on makeup. It sounds kind of silly I’m sure to even say this tip but you will be surprised at what a difference this can make. Even soaking in the tub with bath salts and bubbles can help you emotionally. Different scents like lavender are excellent for relaxing and as a bonus will help you fall asleep faster.

4) Make your bed

Even if you are going to get back into it later, make your bed. You need a space to be inviting. Think of it as a way to practice some self-care. Of course, this might sound silly like the tip we just mentioned, but you need to have a safe space. One that is calming and soothing. If you want, you can even sprinkle lavender on your pillows and sheets before climbing into bed. This will help you relax your body and ease your mind as your body begins to prepare for sleep.

5) Call a friend

Simply calling a friend will be a great way to tell someone who loves you how you are feeling. Be sure that you can talk to someone who is willing to listen to you and not judge you or shame you. You are in a vulnerable state so be aware of who you choose to open up to and talk. Uncensored would be the way to go. So, if the person whom you choose cannot emotionally handle the conversation, find someone else who can practice love and compassion. You know who these people are. They are the ones that you can trust your darkest, deepest secrets with. Free from judgement. Free from shame. Free from guilt. Free from the “bad” emotions that can enter our mind after losing someone to suicide.

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