Death is difﬁ cult for survivors of any age. However, when an individual’s intentional actions result in suicide death, the loss qualiﬁ es as traumatic for all surviving family members. Child and youth survivors of parental suicide are multiply and profoundly bereft because of their dependency and need for a parenting role model and caregiver, in addition to their need for a parent’s unconditional love. Furthermore, young children have difﬁ culty understanding the concept of death itself; when they ﬁ nd out their parent’s death was self-inﬂ icted, they may be overcome with troubling feelings of confusion and anger. Timely bereavement counseling in the form of crisis/trauma therapy can help young people process their experiences of complicated traumatic bereavement so that their development can proceed despite their terrible loss.