The Surviving Project

Surviving Suicide
Holidays

Holidays

  Never feel obliged to join in festivities around holidays and act like nothing has happened in your life. Holidays are some of the toughest days we have to endure on this road. The anticipation, preparations, traditions, memories, decorations and symbols, and...

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Shitty Mothers Club

Shitty Mothers Club

The world is not as kind and gentle as it was when you were here. The simplicity of the day to day is replaced with a coldness and a hardness that rounds out the hole in our hearts and pushes it a little deeper. People have come and gone.... Life has changed and I...

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Sylvia

Sylvia

Sylvia Plath, a writer/poet and wife of Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes. Sylvia Plath suffered from depression, marital conflicts, and died by suicide in 1963. Her novel The Bell Jar is semi-autobiographical. Sylvia describes this book, "What I've done is to throw together...

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Change of Scenery

Change of Scenery

We have been talking about a change of scenery, mostly because we feel like there is nothing here for us where we currently live.  We are not close to anyone and neither of us work in the area.  And really living out here has become a real pain for not only us but for...

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I Matter…..

I Matter…..

Most days it feels that I have no heart left inside of me. The torn pieces start to mend then are ripped apart again by rejection and hurt feelings. Today I have my Freddie's girls with me. They make the pieces fit together temporarily and give me some purpose. Today...

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Wings

Wings

  Brief moments of flight, sporadic and labored. Practice for the new and the beautiful. Dress rehearsal for the survivor. The lid opens, for the last time, flight is taken in a new direction. Wings are stronger. Path is clearer. This is opening night, our...

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February 11, 2012

February 11, 2012

I am that ship lost at sea, no place for my anchor and not sure what the future holds. But look at all of that hope beneath me, holding me up. It is there for me to find, it is there inside me. I know this because I keep trying and I keep getting up each day. There is...

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Grief is not Love

Grief is not Love

I have said it one hundred times or more, on this page, on our website, in discussion, in our closed groups. Grief is not love. My son died by suicide. He made a choice or his depression that he was feeling at the time made the choice for him, I will never know the...

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Stuck

Stuck

I found myself stuck in a "way of thinking" a while back. I would constantly question, "What would Fred do.." or "What would Chris or Grant or Tracey or Sarah do..." It sounds innocent enough and it sounds somewhat positive. Stopping in my tracks and trying to forward...

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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.