I lost my eldest son, Jonathon, aged 19 years old on the 5th February 2012. I have also lost many friends and colleagues to suicide, as well as two cousins and a former partner. I found it really difficult to find any support and understanding of such devastating grief, but soon realised that the best healing is connecting with other suicide bereaved and helping them via peer support. I started “The Ugly Shoes Club” on Facebook and then the “Suicide Bereaved Network NZ”.Thank you so much for setting up this website and forum. I’ll do my best to promote it on the Network page so others are aware of it too.