The following resources are available to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
If you have lost someone to suicide, you can find an online group to support your healing process at almost any time of day or night. We do not endorse these groups, but rather make them available so that you may determine whether one of these groups is right for you.
The websites below provide information and support you may find helpful in your healing journey.
Suicide Reference Library
A resource list created and maintained by volunteers from several online survivor communities.
Before Their Time
A three-volume, six-CD compilation featuring 80 artists, from Joan Baez to Cheryl Wheeler. The songs were written following the death of someone each artist loved, and address the stages of grief survivors commonly encounter.
The Gift of Keith
Created by a family that experienced a suicide loss, the site provides information about and resources for surviving the loss.
Created by a woman who lost her sister to suicide.
Suicide Memorial Wall
Created to remember those who have died by suicide, and to help survivors understand the causes of suicide.
Survivors of Suicide
General information about surviving suicide loss.
The following organizations provide information and resources related to suicide loss.
Bereavement and Survivor Resources
The Compassionate Friends
For those who have experienced the death of a child, brother, sister, or grandchild. Sponsors newsletters and in-person and online support groups throughout the country, as well as an annual national conference for bereaved families.
National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide
Provides resources to people of color in the areas of survivor support and suicide prevention and education, including an annual conference.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
(202) 588-TAPS (8277)
Programs and resources for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one in military service, including those who died by suicide. Programs and resources are available regardless of relationship, circumstance, or geographic location of the casualty, and include peer based emotional support, casework assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources.
American Association of Suicidology
Promotes public awareness, education, and training for professionals, and sponsors an annual "Healing After Suicide" conference for survivors.
Find a Mental Health Professional
American Psychiatric Association
Provides information about mental health and about how to choose a psychiatrist.
American Psychological Association
Provides referrals to licensed psychologists.
Resources for Child and Teen Survivors of Suicide Loss
The Dougy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children & Families
Publishes extensive resources for children and teens grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or friend, including, After Suicide: A Workbook for Grieving Kids.
National Alliance for Grieving Children
Maintains a national database of children's bereavement support programs. Promotes national awareness to enhance public sensitivity to the issues impacting grieving children and teens.
U.S. Suicide Prevention Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A 24-hour, free and confidential suicide prevention service for suicidal individuals and those concerned about them. Routes the caller to their nearest crisis center to provide immediate access to mental health services.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
A grassroots, nonprofit organization providing education about depression and resources on suicide and depression, including a newsletter and a survivors’ conference.
Suicide Information and Education Centre
This computer-assisted resource library has an extensive collection of materials and resources related to suicide, including information kits, pamphlets, literature searches, and a clipping service.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Features an extensive online library of information on suicide prevention and surviving suicide loss, a nationwide calender of events, and customized web pages for survivors, teachers, teens, clergy, and others.
International Suicide Prevention Resources
International Association for Suicide Prevention
An international organization with a task force and newsletter dedicated to postvention—the support services and other efforts meant to assist the bereaved after a suicide. Website lists organizations and support groups for survivors of suicide loss around the world.
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Lists Canadian survivor support groups, and promotes public awareness, training, education, and advocacy.
Mackay Memorial Hospital Suicide Prevention Center
A Suicide Prevention Center with branches in Taipei and Tamshui.