If you have lost someone to suicide, the first thing you should know is that you are not alone. Each year over 38,000 people in the United States die by suicide -- the devastated family and friends they leave behind are known as "survivors." There are millions of survivors who, like you, are trying to cope with this heartbreaking loss.
Survivors often experience a wide range of grief reactions, including some or all of the following:
Stop Soldier Suicide
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stopsoldiersuicide
Letter to the editor in The Sheridan Press. Located in Sheridan Wyoming: http://thesheridanpress.com/?p=15067
Suicide Bereavement Support Groups
Other Online Resources for Survivors:
Survivors of Suicide Website
The Survivors of Suicide web site is an independently owned and operated web site and is in no way associated with any specific group, organization or religious affiliation.
The purpose of the Survivors Of Suicide web site is to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.
The grief that survivors of suicide experience is unique. The unanswered questions are, at times, unbearable. Hopefully, this site provides imformation that helps answer some of these questions, as well as providing a safe place for survivors and friends of survivors to share their struggle and pain and offer comfort and understanding to others who have experienced a similar loss.
For questions or more information regarding the Survivors of Suicide web site, please click here.
Other Books on Suicide Grief, compiled by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP):
Coping with Suicide LossHandling the Holidays
Do what you think will be comfortable for you. Remember, you can always choose to do things differently next time.
International Resources for suicide prevention and suicide survivors.