Resources for Suicide Loss

Resources for Suicide Loss

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General Survivor Resources
Resources for Military Survivors
Resources for Families and Children Survivors
Resources for Creating Survivor Support Groups
Resources for Suicide Prevention

GENERAL SURVIVOR RESOURCES

Unfinished Conversation Website

www.unfinishedconversation.com

Excerpts from Unfinished Conversation, and Handouts: Tool Kit for Your Journey to Healing, Creating Support, Clinical Theory Behind Unfinished Conversation’s Healing Process, and other supportive self- care handouts

Web Links for Survivors (links to Survivor Support Groups in your area, and other survivor on-line resources)

Suicide Prevention Resources Readings to Support Your Journey Resources for Health Professionals

American Association of Suicidology

www.suicidology.org

Suicide survivor support group directory:

http://www.suicidology.org/suicide-support-group-directory Books for survivors:

Comprehensive list of books reviewed and recommended by AAS SOS Handbook, a quick-reference booklet for suicide survivors, available in English and Spanish.

Warning signs and risk factors for suicide Statistics and fact sheets

Resources for clinicians

Resources for clinicians who have lost a patient or family member Resources for those who have attempted suicide and for their families

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

www.afsp.org

Suicide survivor support group directory:

http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide/find-support/find-a-support-group Online Support Groups

Books for Survivors:

Practical Guides for Coping with a Suicide Loss Survivor Stories

Helping Children

For Adolescents and Teenagers For Men

For Clinicians

Poetry and Inspiration

Understanding Suicide and Mental Illness

Surviving a Suicide Loss: A Resource and Healing Guide Surviving a Suicide Loss: A Financial Guide

Survivor Outreach Program and Survivor e-Network Find a Therapist

Clinician-Survivors Suicide Attempt Survivors Personal Stories

Events:

International Survivors of Suicide Day Out of the Darkness Walks

Honor a Loved One Education & Training

Support Group Facilitators Education & Training

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

www.suicideprevention.ca Find a Crisis Centre Events and Conferences

World Suicide Prevention Day

About Suicide: Risk Assessment; Resiliency Factors Survivor Support

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

A Guide for Early Responders Supporting Survivors Bereaved by Suicide National StandBy Response Service

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

www.iasp.info/postvention.php

Resources in English, Estonian, Flemish, French, Japanese, Polish, Serbian, Spanish IASP Special Interest Group: Postvention (Suicide Bereavement)

How to Start a Survivors’ Group (IASP/WHO publication) Survivor Guides

National Survivor Organizations

European Directory of Suicide Survivor Services International Listing of Suicide Survivor Services Newsletter

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS)

www.nopcas.org

Prevention, intervention, and postvention support services to the families and communities impacted adversely by the effects of violence, depression, and suicide.

About Suicide Surviving

Bereavement Support Groups Resources and Events Interviews

Training and Speakers Bureau

Suicide Aftercare Association

www.suicideaftercare.org

Suicide survivor support group directory:

http://www.suicideaftercare.org/supportgroups.html

Offers postvention service to families during the critical 24-hour period following a suicide attempt or completion.

No-charge suicide scene biological cleaning service Support group directory

Links to survivor services

Survivors of Suicide (SOS) www.survivorsofsuicide.com Understanding suicide Beyond surviving

How to help survivors heal Suicide—FAQ

SOS Poetry for the Heart SOS memorials with photos Resource links

RESOURCES FOR MILITARY SURVIVORS

Suicide Wall

www.suicidewall.com

Dedicated to memorializing veterans of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan who have taken their own lives.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Caring for the families of the fallen www.taps.org

800-959-TAPS (8277)

Tragedy assistance resource 24/7 for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. Suicide loss chat each month and annual gathering for suicide survivors.

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

Compassionate Friends

www.compassionatefriends.org

Grief support after the death of a child for parents, siblings, and grandparents. Annual national conference for bereaved families.

Dougy Center

The National Center for Grieving Children & Families www.dougy.org

Support for children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death. Peer support groups, education, and training.

Friends and Families of Suicide/Parents of Suicide

www.pos-ffos.com

Support group and memorial space for parents, friends, and families who have lost someone to suicide.

Reachout.com

www.reachout.com

A website for teens that deals with all kinds of mental health issues. Teens can read stories and watch videos of peers who have been through similar issues. The website is monitored by mental health professionals 24/7. Based in Australia.

Fact sheets

Stories—from other young people sharing their experience Feature Stories—issues facing young people Forums—chat to other young people

Videos—stories and interviews

RESOURCES FOR CREATING SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUPS

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

www.afsp.org

Guidance for creating and facilitating suicide bereavement support groups for adults, teens and children. The training program is offered as a two-day comprehensive workshop, or a self-study manual with a DVD, that includes structuring the meeting, facilitating the process, and dealing with difficulties, as well as sample openings, ground rules, closings, handouts, and more.

Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups: A Self-Study

Manual: Workbook and Companion DVD, “Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups: Skill- Building and Special Challenges”

Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups: The Two-day Program

Comprehensive training using lecture, interactive discussion, and role-playing to prepare participants to run an effective support group

Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups for Children and Teens

Comprehensive training program using lecture, interactive discussion, and role-playing

RESOURCES FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

A free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis, emotional distress, or for survivors who need someone to talk with who understands your circumstances. Your call will be connected to the nearest crisis center to you.

Veterans, call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.

American Association of Suicidology

www.suicidology.org

Directory of AAS-Accredited Crisis Centers Suicide Prevention Resources

Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Statistics

Books about Suicide: Comprehensive list of books reviewed and recommended by AAS Training & Accreditation

Annual Conference

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

www.afsp.org Understanding Suicide Preventing Suicide

Coping with Suicide—for survivors Research, Advocacy, and Public Policy Events:

Out of the Darkness Walks to Prevent Suicide International Survivors of Suicide Day

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

www.suicideprevention.ca Find a Crisis Centre Events and Conferences

World Suicide Prevention Day

About Suicide: Risk Assessment; Resiliency Factors

Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) Department of Defense/Veterans Administration www.suicideoutreach.org

Outreach Center 24/7 and Chat Online 24/7 Warning Signs and Self-assessments Resources for Veterans

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

www.iasp.info/postvention.php

Resources in English, Estonian, Flemish, French, Japanese, Polish, Serbian, Spanish

Dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers, and suicide survivors.

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) United States Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Defense www.ptsd.va.gov

Public Section: Veterans, the General Public, Family & Friends Professional Section: Researchers, Providers & Professional Helpers

Veterans Resources And Services

The Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, ages 13-24.

www.thetrevorproject.org Suicide Prevention

Resources for Educators and Parents Events

Advocacy

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

www.sprc.org

The only federally supported resource center devoted to providing technical assistance, training, and materials for suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk

Online Trainings

Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: for Professionals Who Serve Youth

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

www.va.gov

Suicide Prevention Resources: www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)