Suicide loss

Candle lighting at CP from videoWINTERSPRING RESOURCES:

Suicide Loss–Helping Yourself 

Suicide loss–for helping someone

Suicide Death and Your Kids

Coping with a violent death

IF YOU ARE HAVING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, PLEASE SEEK HELP!

GROUP SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS:
We offer peer-to-peer support groups in the Medford/Ashland area, as well as twice-yearly suicide loss workshops. You can learn about groups by clicking here.  Please call our office for more information:  541-552-0620

ONLINE LINKS:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
“The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, offer educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support those affected by suicide.”  
http://www.afsp.org/
AFSP “Find a Support Group”
http://afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/find-a-support-group/

AFSP’s Out of the Darkness Walk
Bringing people together who have survived a suicide loss or who care about raising awareness for suicide prevention, this community walk is also a fundraiser for AFSP.  A local walk happens every year in Central Point/ Medford area, click here for details: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=3595

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – Oregon Chapter
Survivor Outreach Program (SOP)
A newly launched program for suicide survivors in Oregon. Survivors supporting survivors.
Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Lots of support and ways to connect with other survivors, as well as opportunities for training and volunteering to help support other survivors.
https://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide/find-support/survivor-outreach-program

Alliance of Hope
Non-profit organization dedicated to suicide survivor support. Many online resources, including community forums and other ways to connect with other survivors.
http://www.allianceofhope.org/

SAVE.org
National organization. Suicide crisis, prevention, survivor bereavement/suicide survivors, resources, other info.
http://www.save.org/

Grief After Suicide Blog
“Unified Community Solutions. Suicide Grief Support & Education.” Articles, conference announcements, resources, survivor support groups directory, and more.
http://www.personalgriefcoach.info

The Gift of Second
Book, Blog & Website for Suicide Loss Survivors
thegiftofsecond.com
By Brandy Lidbeck, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Suicide Loss Survivor
From the site: “The Gift of Second is a blog for people that have lost a loved one to suicide. We want it to be a place for anyone suffering from this tremendous loss to find hope, encouragement, understanding, and community. If you have experienced a suicide in your world, then you are in the right place. The Gift of Second was designed so people further along in their healing can encourage those just beginning. It is the gift of going second, behind others that have been where you stand today.”

Friends & Families of Suicides Internet Community (FFoS)
FFoS is an international group and community.  Our mission is to offer understanding, support, information, connections and hope to anyone whose life has been affected by the suicide of another person. FFOS is an all volunteer community, led by special members called moderators. For some of us, the daily connection with others who walk this road is a key to survival. We are not alone.
To join FFOS, you must be at least 21 years old. Also, you must complete an application, and then follow the YahooGroups directions to get signed up. You will be introduced to the group after the joining process is complete.
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/FFofSuicides/

Friends for Survival Inc. 
“Is a national non-profit outreach organization available to those who are grieving a suicide death of family or friends. Also to professionals who work with those who are grieving a suicide tragedy.”
http://www.friendsforsurvival.org/

American Association of Suicidology
Online resources for survivors of suicide loss: articles, recommended books, personal stories and more.
http://www.suicidology.org/
http://www.suicidology.org/suicide-survivors/suicide-loss-survivors

Parents of Suicides Internet Community (PoS)
POS is an international group and community.  Our mission is to offer understanding, support, information, connections and hope. POS is an all volunteer community, lead by special members called moderators.
We welcome all birth or natural parents and adoptive parents who have lost a daughter or son to suicide to join us. For some of us, the daily connection with others who walk this road is a key to survival.  We are not alone.
To join POS, you must complete an application, and you must also follow the YahooGroups directions to get signed up. You will be introduced to the group after the joining process is complete.
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/parentsofSuicides/

SOLOS – Survivors of Loved Ones to Suicide, Inc.
http://www.solossurvivorsoflovedonestosuicide.com/
This organization has different Facebook page groups for each type of relational loss, for example, spouse/partner loss to suicide, click here to begin:
https://www.facebook.com/SolosSurvivorsOfLovedOnesToSuicide

Suicide Bereavement Support, Inc.
This Portland-based non-profit organization offers support groups, a Facebook page, a newsletter and links for suicide loss survivors.
http://sbsnw.org/

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/section/get-help
1-866-4 -U-TREVOR (488-7386)

Unfinished Conversation
http://unfinishedconversation.com/
Many suicide loss survivor resources and stories. Highlights the book: “Unfinished Conversation: Healing from Suicide and Loss, a Guided Journey,” by Robert Lesoine and Marilynne Chophel