I am wondering if there is a Wiccan ritual or prayer to assist a spirit who has committed suicide in finding peace, as well as to help those who have been left behind to find peace within themselves.
The reason I am asking, is that my stepmother (Pam) committed suicide 5 days ago leaving my half sister Lisa (my stepmothers only child), feeling like she has to be strong for our father (Allan), as my father has become inable to even speak a sentence properly. Both are also feeling as though they are partly to blame as they feel they should have noticed something was wrong.
I have tried to reason with them that Pam was fighting depression and anxiety for the past 20+ years - and that this is not their fault as Pams suicide was about her not being able to cope any longer, and not about them or her not loving them, as she loved them with all her heart.
Unfortunately this has lead to them telling me that as I was not close to Pam, I cannot comment,and that if I don't want to go to her funeral, I don't have to. In fact, they didn't even tell me that she had died, I found out by reading my sisters discussion thread on Facebook. I have told them that I love them, and as such, will be there to support them as Pams funeral, however they have both shut me out, won't take or return my phone calls.
Basically, I am worried that they will both become so consumed by their grief that they will forget that they are still alive, and so forget to live - which would be a greater tragedy.
As such, if anyone has any ideas, I would be most apprecivative.
Blessings and Light,