Survivor Support Links

A Walk To Remember, One Mother’s Legacy
A voice whispered in my ear, “It’s time for you to walk in memory of your son.”. Thus began the planning for a 2000+ mile walk/bike combination trip as a memorial to Iris & Jim Angle’s son’s life, and to the lives of all our loved ones who chose to die too soon. Iris’s journey began on August 31, 2002 from the Chardon Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio. Eric was born, lived and is now buried in Chardon. Iris’s final destination was Phoenix. Arizona, on November 21, 2003–Eric’s birthday and where he died. The website was continually updated with the progress of the journey.

Alive Hospice Grief Support Services
Alive Hospice, based in Nashville, offers comprehensive services that addresses the needs that arise following the death of a loved one. Professional grief counselors and trained volunteers are on hand to facilitate a variety of support services, including individual counseling.

Compassionate Friends
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

Faces of Suicide
An ongoing outreach project of the POS-FFOS (Parents of Suicide/Friends and Families of Suicides) Internet community. Survivors have the option of memorializing their own loved ones on this page.

Heidi Bryan Consulting, LLC
Heidi Bryan, a nationally recognized suicide prevention advocate, speaker, and author, offers two free booklets on suicide grief on her website: After an Attempt: The Emotional Impact of a Suicide Attempt on Families and Now What Do I Do? A Guide for Suicide Attempt Survivors. She is also the author of Must Be the Witches in the Mountains, a guide on what to say–and what not to say–to someone experiencing this unique form of grief.

The Link Counseling Center
The Link is a non-profit community counseling center which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. The Link provides suicide- related community education in the areas of prevention, intervention, and aftercare.

Memory Tree of Lights
The “Memory Tree of Lights” is a ministry which focuses on the Christmas holiday season and provides comfort, education, intervention and hope to people whose lives have been impacted by the loss of someone to suicide and who are overwhelmed by this loss during the Christmas season.

Parents Of Suicide
A Memorial to our Precious Sons and Daughters

POS-FFOS ( Parents Of Suicides/Friends and Families of Suicides)
This online community of survivors features members from across the globe and is available 24 hours a day.

Sibling Suicide Survivors
Sibling survivors are often called the forgotten mourners. When a sibling dies, those siblings left behind, no matter their ages, are considered secondary mourners to the parents and/or if the sibling who died had a spouse and children. For those siblings still living at home, they will “lose” their parents for some time as the parents grieve the death of the deceased child. Parents can become so engrossed in their grief that they forget their living children still need reassurance they are loved and wanted. Because of the suicide, the surviving siblings’ roles in the family are altered. They might feel the need to parent their parents or protect them from anything else bad happening. The opposite could also happen where the parents try to shield the living children, afraid of losing them, too.

The Suicide Grief Support Forum
The Suicide Grief Support Forum Board is here to provide information and support to anyone whose life has been touched by suicide.

Surviving Suicide
Surviving Suicide – A web site for healing after the loss of a loved one through suicide. This is the site of a SPAN USA Community Organizer in Southern Nevada.

Survivors of Suicide, San Diego
Survivors of Suicide, Inc., is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, self-help support group for those who have lost a relative or friend through suicide. The Survivors of Suicide volunteers are dedicated to providing information and support to assist in the grieving and healing process. Survivors of Suicide holds monthly support group meetings in the San Diego area. Survivors of Suicide also publishes a quarterly newsletter and supports this web site.

The Suicide Memorial Wall
The Suicide Memorial Wall was created here to help us remember some of the names of those whose deaths were self-inflicted. We also hope to show visitors that suicide is a tragic end to lives that once had great potential. Most of all, however, we hope to plant seeds of compassion in the hearts of those who read the names: seeds that may develop into a commitment to understanding suicide and finding solutions.  The wall can also be viewed here.

The Gift of Keith
A website for understanding suicide by Carol Loehr, mother of Keith who died by suicide on March 29, 1999, when her own journey into grief started. Designed to help comfort and inform survivors of suicide, and to educate clergy, health care professionals and counselors.