Personal Stories


If telling my story can comfort another survivor, then I will continue to tell it. —Laurell Reussow, survivor


If you have lost someone to suicide, you are not alone. The words of others who have survived a suicide loss can help you through this difficult time.

Written by other survivors of suicide loss, their words honor their loved ones and share their messages of hope.

Although each person experiences a suicide loss in their own way, all who have written about their experience are united in their hope that their stories bring you comfort and peace. Select from any of the categories below to read the words of others who have carried your burden.

Several of the books listed in the reading list also contain survivor stories.