Military Families Affected By Suicide Have New Support Group

Posted on October 31, 2018

Since January this year, 42 military personnel and veterans are reported to have taken their own lives. In response, SSAFA is setting up a new, dedicated support group for families and friends who are trying to come to terms with the suicide of a loved one.  Earlier this year the charity reported more than an 11% increase in calls to Forcesline, a free and confidential helpline, from individuals linked to the military, facing negative, sometimes suicidal, thoughts. SSAFA says a loved one taking their own life requires a specific type of bereavement support, different from that following a death during conflict or after an accident.



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