Getting over the death of a loved one is never easy. It is more difficult when you have to cope with a beloved family member’s suicide. The process of grieving becomes a much more difficult one as you might find yourself struggling to come to terms with the terms of his death. Some family members might even feel guilty of it, as they might believe that they could have averted the ugly situation one way or another. In times like this, it sure doesn’t help when family members realize that it is still their duty to clean up the suicide scene. It is considered unhealthy on so many levels for family members to perform a trauma scene cleanup themselves and as such, it’s best left to professionals.
The Suddenness of it all
Many times death is not just an unwanted visitor but an unexpected one as well. With suicide, it is most times an unexpected one. The news of a suicide often leaves family members in shock. This feeling doesn’t just go away immediately. In the best situations, it fades off with time. For the meantime however, it impacts their ability to make practical decision regarding the family member’s demise.
Although unfortunate, this might be the time to rely on the guidance and help of others that might have been in similar situations. Matters such as funeral plans and selection of a trauma scene cleanup company is better decided upon when they are clear heads in the group of those making the decision.
While the main duty of cleaning companies in times like this is to carry out a trauma scene cleanup, there are other ways that they can benefit a grieving family.
Some cleaning companies are known to have at least an agent on their cleanup crews who serve as a middle man between them and the family. This crew member is selected because of his ability to show genuine sympathy and speak in a manner that is respectful and uplifting. He is the one that approaches the family before the trauma scene cleanup commences. He explains to them what the cleanup crew is going to do and how best the family should carry on their activities in order to avoid undue interference, i.e., if they insist on staying in the home when the cleanup is being conducted. He does this in a manner that shows reverence and perhaps comforts them with one or two words.
How they Really Help
The real help they offer is by making sure that they render an impeccable trauma scene cleanup service. This means that they completely restore the suicide scene to its former state, thereby eliminating any sign of the ugly event that happened there.
Once this is done, the family can then continue with the grieving process.
It is important that a thorough cleanup job be done, because a family member might come undone if he stumbles upon any reminder of his/her loss. Just sighting a speck of blood that went uncleaned might mean that the whole grieving process would have to be started over again.