Resources for Young People

Every grief story about suicide will be unique, though there will be things that are similar to others.  We have put together some links, books and videos that can help you through this bereavement, to know you are not alone, that grief needs time.  Please reach out and talk to trusted adults and people around you.

You don’t have to go though this grief alone.

We hope that these resources and stories offer support after suicide and help you not only now but at each milestone throughout the journey.
CYPRESS Tools

About these tools

The tools in this section have been collected to help people support children after losing a loved one to suicide. We have included information sheets, links to other useful websites and lists of local WA services which we know can help.

Books to help you understand grief

 

 

 
CYPRESS Videos

About these videos

We have brought together some videos in the drop-down lists below about grief, loss and suicide bereavement that can help you through this time.

 

CYPRESS Stories

Young People's Stories & Art

These are stories and art created by young people who have had someone they love die by suicide. They share to express their thoughts and feelings in a creative way. 

Finding a way to express your grief instead of keeping it inside is really important. We need to find healthy ways to do this. Healthy ways mean Don’t hurt yourself and don’t hurt anyone else.

Art and story creation are two healthy ways to express your grief. Some of these stories are true, some are made up and some are a mix of made up and true. We want to encourage you to write stories and use art to express your feelings too.

 

 

Sunset with Dad by Taylor

Artwork: Sunset with Dad, by Taylor 11 yrs (read Dear Taylor Bear)

 

Free yourself by Tamara

Artwork: Free Yourself, by Tamara, 14 yrs (read poem below)

 

Read the stories below

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