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RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE
There is ALWAYS HOPE and HELP
Everyone grieves differently, but one common factor in the grief process is the need to be heard. Telling the story is a healing experience. Listening can be the best gift you give to anyone that is navigating through grief. Try not to judge, offer advice, or give opinions. JUST LISTEN!
Grief Support Programs
Hospice of Lubbock
Provides a free support group for individuals who have lost a loved one. They also have specialized groups for children. For more information: http://www.hospiceoflubbock.org/.
A support group for parents after they have lost a loved one. In Lubbock they meet the 1st Tuesday of every month. To attend or for more information: email@example.com, 806-218-2397.
The grief that follows suicide is extremely difficult. HEARTBEAT is a support group that provides support toward resolving your feelings of responsibility, guilty, self-doubt, failure, rejection, shame, anger, hostility, fears and your search for answers. For more information call Contact Lubbock: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors: http://www.allianceofhope.org/
The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss 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.
American Association of Suicidology: Suicide Survivor Page:
Friends for Survival: http://www.friendsforsurvival.org/home.html
A national non-profit outreach organization that assists those who are grieving a suicide death of a family member or friend. They have monthly newsletters, a Suicide Loss Helpline and list of comprehensive resources.
Suicide: Finding Hope: http://www.suicidefindinghope.com/home
The journey after suicide often feels lonely and confusing. SUICIDE: FINDING HOPE is here to help navigate this journey. They have information about suicide, mental illness, and coping with suicide loss.
Helping Children and Teens Cope with a Suicide Loss:
This page has a list of downloadable guide booklets, videos and webpages to help when guiding teens and children through grief after a suicide.
Suicide Grief Support Forum: www.suicidegrief.com
The Suicide Grief Support Forum is a public message board, an outreach project of the Parents of Suicides (POS) and Friends and Families of Suicides (FFOS) Internet Communities. The mission is to provide information, support, and comfort to anyone shoes life has been touched by the suicide of another person. Connecting with others who have walked the same road can sometimes make a difference in how we survive a tragedy that may be incomprehensible.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org
Multiple resources for those that have lost a loved one.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors: www.taps.org
TAPS offer peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance, and grief and trauma resources, all FREE. TAPS provides ongoing help to anyone grieving over the death of a loved one in the military, regardless of the relationship to the deceased, where they might live, or the circumstances of death. TAPS can also help connect service members, families and others to free, confidential counseling through partnerships with the Veterans Affairs Department’s Vet Centers, Give an Hour, and the Association of Death Educations and Counseling.