Dr. Sue Egan
Psychologist, EMDR Therapist and Suicide Grief Specialist
Here to guide you through the rocky terrain of suicide grief with emotional and practical support, education, information and other helpful resources.
Have you experienced a loss to suicide?
I get it.
It can feel like a bomb has gone off in your world and you don’t know how to pick up the pieces.
You have no experience of managing the heaviness of ‘suicide’ and the overwhelming feelings of loss, shame, guilt, horror or pain you may be feeling.
You wish there was a handbook of what to do or what to expect – how to put life back together again. But at the same time know there can’t be – because everyone grieves and processes trauma differently. Your experience is yours and no one can possibly understand what it is like for you.
A simple handbook would not be enough.
When I lost my eldest brother, Andrew, to suicide in 2015, I was so conflicted between hiding away from the world and wanting someone to tell me what to do with the complicated feelings and thoughts that overwhelmed me.
Someone who understood what it was like.
Hello, I am Dr. Sue Egan. I have devoted the last 4 years of my doctoral research to understand suicide grief. I am an advocate and public speaker on this delicate subject and am passionate about providing emotional and practical support to others who find themselves living with life after suicide.
I truly understand how hard it can be navigating your way through the effect suicide has on your life. That is why I am sincerely passionate about helping you to find and love yourself again, cope with the grief, make decisions going forward and build a life of meaning.
Whoever you were ‘before’, whoever you are ‘now’ – I SEE YOU. I sincerely hope you find a path to healing here and truly believe that together it is possible to look inwards and find a YOU that can go on living a life your loved one would want for you.
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I understand, care, and am here to help. I strive to provide a specialist level of private, pro-active emotional and practical support online. There is no one-size-fits-all or standard approach, as such I offer various services to align with the circumstances, needs and future goals of every person who needs help surviving a suicide-loss.
My goal is to help you live a life integrating your loss and your story of suicide into who are you are in the present, and enjoy a future free of suicide stigma – and will work with you if necessary, to find a tailored care plan to suit your individual needs.
Please contact me if you wish to discuss the best service for you right now.
Specialist, Private Psychological Therapy
FIVE VITAL INGREDIENTS TO HEAL FROM SUICIDE LOSS
What I wish someone had told me 6 years ago.
Learn the 5 vital elements that have helped me rebuild my life since my brother’s suicide.
The healing narratives of suicide podcast
Stories of Suicide Loss
What do other suicide-loss survivors think about the Healing Narratives of Suicide Podcast?
“I cannot tell you how important your episode with the doctor who lost her husband to suicide has been to hear.
Hearing her story makes me feel less alone.”
“I have been listening to your podcast for the last few weeks and have found it to be a tonic listening to other people unpack their lived experiences of suicide grief.”
“Wow listening to this podcast helped me more than listening to any other. Thank you.”
Many factors can contribute to how we feel after a suicide loss. I focus on rebuilding your belief system, as we believe this is one of the most fundamental processes involved in recovering from a suicide loss. Of course, this is certainly NOT the only way to heal from grief. If you are stuck with how to process the death of a loved one to suicide, the first step is reaching out for help. I hope some of what we offer here helps you recognise how important your healing journey is. Please see our page of helpful resources to see what other free resources are available.
The information presented on this website and associated Facebook and Instagram pages concentrate on suicide bereavement research and psychological theories – in order to show you how you may best heal yourself. The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. It is not for diagnosing, prognosticating, treatment or prescribing of mental health conditions. For the treatment of any mental health condition, please consult your physician or other healthcare provider.