If your life has been tragically touched by suicide, coping with that loss is like no other grief. In this episode of SelfWork, I’ll talk about that specific grief, and the research that looks at the reasons people take their own lives. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often found in those who’ve experienced their loved one dying by suicide, and you can be affected deeply for a very long time. There are treatments that have been found to be helpful, and we’ll discuss them.

The listener email for today is on coping with a parent who has a severe personality disorder.

Anyone who is suicidal may receive immediate help by logging onto Suicide.org or by calling 1-800-SUICIDE. Suicide is preventable, and if you are feeling suicidal, you must get help. So please visit Suicide.org or call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) immediately.