I'm a Suicide Loss Survivor

Survivor Resources

Mourner's Bill of Rights
This list is intended both to empower you to heal and to decide how others can and cannot help. This is not to discourage you from reaching out to others for help, but rather to assist you in distinguishing useful responses from hurtful ones

Surviving a Suicide Loss: A Resource and Healing Guide
The guide includes how to cope after a suicide, personal stories from others who have lost someone to suicide, resources for survivors of suicide loss, articles on bereavement, and an extensive reading list.

You Are Not Alone!
A letter of comfort from former AAS President Michelle Linn-Gust.

Coping with the Holidays
A note from former AAS President Michelle Linn-Gust

A Manager's Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide
In the U.S., the majority of people who take their lives are working-aged people, and yet workplaces are often unprepared to deal with this crisis. Today the American Association of Suicidology and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention announce the launch of a collaborative publication, in partnership with Crisis Care Network, and the Carson J Spencer Foundation entitled A Manager's Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide.

Best Practices for Presentations by Suicide Loss and Suicide Attempt Survivors

Survivors of Suicide Fact Sheet
Discusses common experiences and reactions of those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Helping Survivors of Suicide: What can you do?
This is a fact sheet for friends, family members, co-workers, etc. who are looking for information on how to help a survivor of suicide.

Beyond Surviving: 25 Suggestions for Survivors
Compiled by survivor-movement pioneer Iris M. Bolton

Books Reviewed and Recommended by AAS for Survivors
List of books written for and by survivors.

Learn how to facilitate a survivor support group.
Our friends at AFSP offer training for those interested in facilitating a support group.

Personal Stories from Survivors

Marilyn Koenig: Mother and Survivor
By David Davis

Mourning the Loss of a Twin Sibling: Separated at Death
By Benjamin Fox

Surviving on Film: Dempsey Rice Pays Tribute to Her Mother
By David Davis

Running Through the Pain: Suzy Favor-Hamilton, Survivor and Olympian
By Michelle Linn-Gust


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