Ep 13 – The Funeral


In this episode we talk about the funeral, including some of the challenges you might face both in the planning and on the actual day.

The funeral is normally held within a few weeks of the death and it is still a very confusing and tumultuous time for everybody involved. There can be a lot of different expectations and some people might find that it is hard to truly celebrate the life of the person because of the issues surrounding the suicide. Having a funeral that is authentic to the memory of the person who died and even acknowledging the fact that the person died by suicide, although tough, might be more helpful for the community in grief. An alternative memorial service might also be what your community needs.

Listening to this podcast may raise issues for you and if this is the case we would encourage you to contact one of the following services in Australia:

  • Qlife: 1800 184 527
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14