Tomorrow is National Survivor of Suicide Loss Day. We want to share some important resources with you:
After A Suicide Resource Directory: Coping with Grief, Trauma, and Distress
This online directory links people who are grieving after a suicide death to resources and information.
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors
This organization for survivors of suicide loss provides information sheets, a blog, and a community forum through which survivors can share with each other.
Friends for Survival
This organization is for suicide loss survivors and professionals who work with them. It produces a monthly newsletter and runs the Suicide Loss Helpline (1-800-646-7322). It also published Pathways to Purpose and Hope, a guide to building a community-based suicide survivor support program.
HEARTBEAT: Grief Support Following Suicide
This organization has chapters providing support groups for survivors of suicide loss in Colorado and some other states. Its website provides information sheets for survivors and a leader’s guide on how to start a new chapter of HEARTBEAT.
Parents of Suicides and Friends & Families of Suicides (POS-FFOS)
This website provides a public message board called Suicide Grief Support Forum, a listserv for parents, a separate listserv for others, and an online chat room for survivors of suicide loss.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
This organization provides resources and programs for people grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces or as a result of their service. It has special resources and programs for suicide loss survivors.
This organization is a place where people who have experienced suicide loss, suicide attempts, and suicidal thoughts and feelings, and their friends and families, can connect to use their lived experience to advocate for policy, systems, and cultural change.
The four national suicide prevention organizations below have special sections of their websites containing a wide variety of resources for suicide loss survivors.
American Association of Suicidology
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline