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Suicide Loss Survivor



Losing a loved one to suicide is one of the most painful experiences imaginable. Living as a suicide survivor means navigating loss and grief in addition to the potential stigma around suicide, which might prevent otherwise normal forms of support from being available. There might also be intense feelings of guilt, regret, and resentment to process. However, there are others who have been in this place, and have left their stories to help us understand ways to live through this incredibly painful time.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

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What It's Like to Lose Someone to Suicide

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Waking Up, Alive

Through fifty startling interviews with suicide survivors of all ages and backgrounds, psychologist Richard A. Heckler takes us into the very heart of despair, documenting the varied paths that lead to that crucial place where one's world seems to stretch, tear, and then break apart.

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Surviving a Loved One’s Suicide

Readers, some of them speaking from experience, discuss how family members are often blamed or feel they could have prevented it.

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State of Despair: Surviving After a Suicide

Suicide survivors Paul Whiting, Kay Foster, and Joan Nye recount their experiences and struggles as they coped with life after their loved ones completed suicide.

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The Gift of Second: Healing from the Impact of Suicide

After a suicide, loved ones painfully struggle to make sense of the unexplainable tragedy. The Gift of Second comes alongside loss survivors and helps navigate the common pitfalls for those left behind. It offers hope and encouragement to guide survivors through this desperate time.

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‘Losing Max Was Burden Enough’

In the midst of family tragedy, a father decides that the best path is candor.

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Suicide-Loss Grief

Suicide-Loss grief can be so unique and isolating. This video reminds us we are not alone in this pain.

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But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping Families After a Suicide

But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping Families After a Suicide tells the story, from the perspective of a family, as they are rocked by suicide and reeling from the aftermath. The reader will see the transformation of feelings after going through death by suicide.

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Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss

Each year, more than 40,000 people die from suicide in the United States, making suicide the 10th-leading cause of death in our nation. Worldwide, more than 800,000 people are lost to suicide annually.

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WHAT MIGHT HELP

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The information offered here is not a substitute for professional advice. Please proceed with care and caution.

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