Losing someone you love to suicide is painful beyond words. I previously wrote about my experience here and how LOSS’ support groups helped me here. LOSS stands for Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide. Below, I will list the songs by artist before posting a video for each song. You can also find my ‘Grieving a Suicide’ Playlist on Spotify HERE, which currently has 31 songs.
In My Life – The Beatles; also the Bette Midler version
Yesterday – The Beatles
Fire and Rain – James Taylor
Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
O-o-h Child – The Five Stairsteps
Always On My Mind – Elvis Presley
Together Again – Janet Jackson
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Leave Out All the Rest – Linkin Park
#1 In My Life by The Beatles
#1b In My Life – Bette Midler version from the movie, For the Boys
#2 Yesterday by The Beatles
#3 Fire and Rain by James Taylor
#4 Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.
#5 O-o-h Child by The Five Stairsteps
#6 Always on My Mind – Elvis Presley (with the Royal Philharmonic)
#7 Together Again – Janet Jackson
#8 Make You Feel My Love by Adele
#9 Hey Jude by The Beatles
#10 Leave Out All the Rest by Linkin Park
Related to the last song, a few years ago, guest blogger Kristen Schultz wrote this article on how Chester Bennington’s music helped her survive depression, chronic pain, and abuse. TW: child abuse, domestic violence, bullying, self-harm, suicide.
Finally, if you are grieving a loved one’s loss due to suicide, here is the phone number for LOSS, a program that provides free support groups for people who are grieving: 312-655-7283. Also, here is a link to the LOSS website. Note: I do not work for LOSS.
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