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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1800-273-TALK (8255) or text GO to 741741

The Link’s National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare
404-256-2919

The Trevor Project – Suicide prevention for the LGBT community
866-488-7396

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 (x1) Or text 838255

National Organizations – Suicide Prevention and Loss Support

AAS – American Association of Suicidology
202-237-2280

 AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
1-888-333-AFSP (2377)

Alliance of Hope
847-868-3313

 

Recommended Books – Suicide Loss

General Suicide Loss

  • My Son … My Son, by Iris Bolton
  • Voices of Healing and Hope: Conversations on Grief After Suicide, by Iris Bolton
  • No Time to Say Goodby, by Carla Fine
  • A Message of Hope: For Surviving the Tragedy of Suicide, by Patricia Harness-Overley
  • A Special Scar: The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide, by Alison Wertheimer
  • After Suicide, by John Hewett

For Children/Teens/Youth

  • Brave Bart: A Story for Traumatized and Grieving Children, by Caroline Sheppard
  • Depression: Challenge the Beast within Yourself…and Win, by Cait Irwin
  • Guiding Your Child Through Grief, by Mary Ann and James P. Emswiler

Loss of a Spouse

  • Finding Your Way after Your Spouse Dies, by Marta Felber
  • The Tender Scar: Life after the Death of a Spouse, by Richard L. Mabry

Loss of a Parent

  • Before Their Time: Adult Children’s Experience of Parental Suicide, by Mary and Maureen Stimming
  • But I Didn’t Say Goodbye, by Barbara Rubel

Loss of a Child

  • A Beautiful Here, by Linda Phillips
  • A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies, by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel
  • A Butterfly’s Journey: Healing Grief after the Loss of a Child, by Barbara J. Hopkinson

Loss of a Sibling

  • Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven? Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling, by Michelle Linn-Gust 
  • History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life, by Jill Bialosky
  • The Empty Room: Understanding Sibling Loss, by Elizabeth DeVita Raeburn

 

Statistics on Suicide and Overdose