Surviving Bereavement by Suicide

On World Suicide Prevention Day we are presenting a short video on the experience of Kalwinder Singh Dhindsa who was bereaved by his father’s suicide.

The video is introduced by Dr Gurpreet Kaur, Chartered Clinical Psychologist (@DrKaurTherapy), who asks for the video to be shared with people in your immediate family networks who are less likely to access social media.
The video covers the following areas:

The term ‘committing suicide’
Is suicide selfish
What might have helped his father
The experience of grief
Does grief end
Community reactions
What do we (the community) need to get better at?
Moving forward

Crisis line numbers
Sikh community contact points
Contact for Dr Gurpreet Kaur

As this video is about a young man who lost his father, please do share it predominantly with male figures in your life, such as your father, grandfather, uncles, brothers, sons and friends. Suicide prevention can only happen if we all become more adept at discussing mental health difficulties and struggles openly. By doing so, we will also create avenues for people to understand that there is a pathway towards hope and healing.

Thank you to Kalwinder for bravely sharing his experiences. If you would like to learn more about his work please visit his website: or follow him on various social media channels: @KhalSir.

If you have any queries or would like to share your mental health experiences please email

By khalsir

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