Resources

http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/ – If you are suicidal, spend 5 minutes to read this page.

If you are considering suicide, In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255, or visit http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call the Lifeline. People have called us for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness.

Http://www.suicide.org/suicide-does-not-stop-the-pain.html – if you are suicidal, you are in unbearable pain.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/11/330464049/suicide-survivors-seek-a-voice-in-helping-others-at-risk? – An article (with links) detailing how talking about their experiences helps suicide attempt survivors. A good place to find a community that understands.

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/suicide-prevention/suicide-prevention-helping-someone-who-is-suicidal.htm – a really good resource page for helping someone who is suicidal.

http://www.pos-ffos.com/ – A community with group email lists, resources, and a number of memorial options, for friends, family, and parents of those who have died by suicide. They’re going through it together, and it’s a very supportive community for those who have lost loved ones.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Grief-After-Suicide-Loss&id=5015301 – This article gives good insight on what people affected by suicide loss are going through, and some good ideas of how to help.

http://www.complicatedgrief.org/bereavement/ – This site is a support site for people who are suffering Complicated Grief, which is a type of grief that makes one feel like they’re not healing normally, and interferes with normal functioning in life.

http://www.survivorsofsuicide.com/ – the Survivors of Suicide site has information on support groups, information on grieving, and many other resources that are very helpful.

http://www.allianceofhope.org – A site by survivors for survivors.

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors provides healing support for people coping with the shock, excruciating grief and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide. We hope that you will find resources here to help you deal with, and eventually heal from, what may well be the worst pain you will ever feel.

https://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide/find-support/find-a-support-group – The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a list of suicide survivor support groups by state.

http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=232&name=DLFE-23.pdf – A document that has a number of facts and good information.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5045441 – An article about why suicide is not a selfish act.

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html – Part one of a very good online comic that talks about depression.

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2013/05/depression-part-two.html – Part two of a very good online comic that talks about depression.

http://libbabray.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/miles-and-miles-of-no-mans-land/ – An article that eloquently describes depression.

http://www.thedarlingbakers.com/love-someone-with-depression/ – An article that gives 10 good ideas for helping someone with depression.

http://m.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/03/in-grief-try-personal-rituals/284397/ – An article that gives ideas for dealing with grief.

https://www.nami.org/ – the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/suicide_clusters_NASSP_Sept_%2009.pdf – An article that talks about teen suicide clusters and contagion of suicide attempts.

www.sptsusa.org/parents/friend-of-child.html – An article that gives ideas that parents/adults can use to deal with a teen/youth who has been affected by a suicide of someone they know.

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