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I've lost someone

You are not alone. Suicide affects millions each year, and thanks to our donors and volunteers—many of whom are loss survivors themselves—we can provide these resources to help you heal. 

Healing Conversations:
Personal Support for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Healing Conversations gives survivors of suicide loss the opportunity to speak with volunteers, who are themselves loss survivors.

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is an event in which survivors of suicide loss come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experience. Save the date for November, 21, 2020.

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Find a support group

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lists U.S. and international support groups as a public service. We do not run, recommend, endorse or fund any of the groups listed.

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Practical information for immediately after a loss

Talking to others about what happened

You may be hesitant to share with others that your loved one took their own life. While we cannot determine what is right for you, in the long run most survivors are glad that they decided to be honest about the facts of the death.

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Taking care of yourself

It is imperative that you take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. No matter how you deal with your grief, you should not have to cope with your loss alone; be open to letting people help you live through this experience.

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day documentaries

Each year a documentary about suicide loss is included as part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Previous documentaries can be found here.

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Children, Teens and Suicide Loss

Caring for grieving children and teens is not an easy task, especially after a suicide death, but you don’t have to do it alone.

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Suicide bereavement trained clinicians

One goal of the Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training program is to provide those who have lost a loved one to suicide with a list of clinicians who are knowledgeable about bereavement after suicide and able to provide grief therapy for survivors.

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Digital Memory Quilt

The quilt was created in memory of lost loved ones.

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Books for loss survivors

A listing of books from which we hope loss survivors will find helpful information and guidance as they navigate their healing journey.

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A Manager's Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace

This guide provides workplace leaders with clear action steps for suicide postvention.

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Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses

For use by colleges and universities that are affected by and/or want to be prepared for campus crises and campus deaths.

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