After a suicide those left behind often wonder if anyone out there really understands.
For people who have recently lost someone to suicide, it is often helpful to meet and speak with another person who has experienced this kind of loss in the past. When two survivors of suicide loss meet, they often find that they share a common understanding of the kind of loneliness, pain, grief, anger, sadness, and guilt that can overwhelm survivors in the wake of a suicide.
To help people who have recently experienced a loss, local trained survivors of suicide loss from our chapter are available upon request to visit and offer peer support to the newly bereaved.
Contact your local coordinator to request a visit. (Please know that we can only meet with families and friends who have personally requested a visit.)
For additional information, you can download Surviving a Suicide Loss: A Resource and Healing Guide, Surviving a Suicide Loss: A Financial Guide, or visit our Resources & Referrals page.