Surviving Suicide

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Understanding Suicide

Suicide FAQ’s

Suicide Statistics

Suicide Theories

Suicide over the Centuries

Suicide in the World

Suicide in the United States

Suicide in the Military

 

I am a Suicide Survivor, What now?

 How to help a Suicide Survivor   http://www.survivorsofsuicide.com/help_heal.shtml

You know someone that lost a loved one to suicide….

 

Grief

General Grief Information

Men in Grief

Women in Grief

Children in Grief

Families in Grief

Family difficulties and support through grief

Understanding the Mental Health side of Suicide

The tragedy of suicide is not always the result of a mental illness – there can be other factors that can lead an individual in to suicide and we simply need to be open to this reality. The absence of hope. A broken heart. Bullying. Rational, deductive thinking. And so on…there are a lot of different aspects to all of this that cannot simply be explained as a “mental health condition”.

Depression

PTSD

Other Mental Health issues

Undiagnosed?

 

Stigma of Suicide

What are the stigmas?

How this affects you

 

News, Research, Media, and Legislation

News

Research

Media

Legislation

Other legislation

Directories of Support Groups

The Surviving Project

National Support Groups for Suicide Survivors

National Suicide Prevention Organizations

 

  • Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) at www.afsp.org has a support group directory and useful information about suicide.
  • American Association of Suicidology has a support group directory that is updated every two weeks. www.suicidology.org
  • EAP and company benefits can help, call your Human Resources if this is an option. FMLA is a federal law, utilize it if you need time.
  • Family counseling for the first few months can help to open communication lines between survivors.
  • Talking with other Suicide Survivors.