The Surviving Project

Surviving Suicide
The Attitude Project

The Attitude Project

I refer to myself as a project in progress. A deeply complex one. What rises to the surface is where the project becomes either difficult or easy. My attitude takes hold of how the day will play out, what I will notice and what I will ignore. I am a reality TV junkie,...

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Oh Baby, Baby, It’s a Wild World

Rainbows & Random Thoughts

A lot of us will never know why.  The expectation that we will find an explanation has passed for some of us, but for others it is on the surface, and raw. There might come a day for you, like it did for me, when the clear realization forces the admittance that there...

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When Someone Dies

When Someone Dies

What happens when someone dies?  We become sad.  We mourn, we wish they were still here, we feel cheated, guilty, angry, and sometimes even stuck in the "I cannot go on" phase. But what else happens?  What is that "thing" that happens to us when we lose someone in our...

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A to B

A to B

It is so hard to get from Point A to Point B on some days. Not in a miserable or sick way. More exhaustion from anticipation, or dread, or fear. Explaining this to someone who is not feeling what you are is almost impossible. Picking up life where we left it when...

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How Do We Stop The Pain?

How Do We Stop The Pain?

    How do we stop the pain? Some use drug therapy, some abuse drugs. Some go through psychoanalysis and therapy, some talk to those around them, and others keep it inside. Some turn to spirituality as an escape and as a way to hand things over and ease the...

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Isolation

Isolation

Isolation Alone inside a crowded room, different among those who we were similar yesterday. Screaming but silent. Sobbing internally. ... Broken from the core and never really understanding “what next”. It is easy to polish and stand up tall for the sake of “getting...

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Listen

Listen

Waking up, day after day, first thought – he is gone. Get up, work at shaking off darkness, and move feet forward. Everyday, the same. Most days able to function, able to progress. Some days, succumbing to the darkness, falling into the hole inside my heart. Pleading...

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The Surviving Project is a project that strives to increase awareness about suicide and provide support, comfort, love, and hope to those whose lives have been forever changed by the loss of a loved one by suicide.  We are survivors of what is sometimes described as the most debilitating and complicated grief known.  The Surviving Project was created within one family’s journey through this grief as a way to give back to others and provide support and understanding in the days, weeks, months, and years following the loss of someone so special in their lives.

Our mission at The Surviving Project is to survive this incredible pain through helping others.

The Surviving Project is a project to assist those in need of support.  We also advocate for suicide prevention, assessments, intervention, mental health services, responsible media reporting, and positive reinforcement for healthy lives.  Using experiential knowledge, The Surviving Project utilizes people from living through a particular experience such as suicide loss.  Experiential knowledge tends to be unique and develops a mutual trust, credibility, and openness to solving issues and entering a peer supported recovery.