- I know how your feel.
- This too shall pass.
- You will find a way to cope.
- It's time to move on.
- At least he/she is no longer in pain.
- Don't cry. He/she wouldn't want that.
- I am sorry.
- Just know that I care.
- We all need help at times like this; I'm here for you.
- I don't know how your feel but I want to help in any way I can.
- I am here for you; have an open heart and time to listen.
- I will stand with you through this time.
Consider also this insight from Gayle Brandeis, The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother’s Suicide: "While it can be tricky to know what to say to a suicide loss survivor, it is much better to reach out than to hold back out of fear of saying the wrong thing. A simple note, a simple gesture, can make a huge difference. “It was not your fault” is something many suicide loss survivors need to hear over and over and over again, as is “You are not alone.”