If you've lost a loved one to suicide, you know the depths of sorrow that can surround you, especially in the first few months after the loss. Being confronted with such a traumatic experience can be incredibly challenging, and it is difficult to remember oneself amidst the swirling and incessant thoughts of the person who died.
Positive affirmations can serve as powerful tools in coping with suicide loss. They can promote healing and remind us of our need (and right) to self-care.
Though we are forever changed by the loss we've experienced and will walk a path of grieving, we begin to honor the ones we've lost by taking good care of ourselves. We empower ourselves to live our story one moment at a time.
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Here's a list of affirmations for survivors who are coping with suicide loss.
1. "I am not alone in my grief. I can access support."
2. "I am allowed to grieve in my own way, and it's okay to have good days and bad days."
3. "I am stronger than I know, and I can find my way through this pain."
4. "By taking care of myself, I honor my loved one."
5. "I deserve love and support from myself and others during this difficult time."
6. "I am resilient, and I can find hope even in the darkest moments."
7. "I forgive myself for any guilt or blame I may feel. I did the best I could."
8. "I will remember the love and positive moments I shared with my loved one."
9. "I am not defined by this loss. I have a purpose, and I will find it."
10. "I am open to professional help if I need it. Seeking help is a sign of strength."
11. "I can find joy in life again. It just takes time."
12. "I cherish the care and understanding of my support network."
13. "I am allowed to prioritize self-care and take breaks when needed."
14. "I am learning to focus on what I can control."
15. "I am grateful for the time I had with my loved one, and I will carry their memory with me."
16. "I find comfort in connecting with others who have experienced suicide loss."
17. "I am patient with myself as I navigate this journey."
18. "I am worthy of peace, joy, and a fulfilling life."
19. "Even if I don’t understand right now, I will find meaning in my experience, eventually."
20. "I am healing, whether or not it feels like it."