If you have lost someone to suicide, or if your community is suffering from a loss, you may be in search of support. There are resources available to you:
SPRC provides a guide to help community and faith leaders who plan memorial observances and provide support for individuals after the loss of a loved one to suicide.
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools was developed by AFSP and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in a school community.
AAS provides a variety of resources and educational materials for bereaved family and friends including locating a support group and how to facilitate your own survivor support group.
The AFSP's Suicide Survivors Outreach Program has trained volunteers who conduct personal visits to newly bereaved family. They also provide information about support groups and other local resources. Visit the website to find out how to request an outreach visit.
SAVE provides a variety of resources and educational materials for coping with a loss to suicide including information on grief, finding comfort, and what to say to children.
This guide can help funeral directors and the funeral services industry serve as they are a vital line of first response to those impacted by the profound and crippling effects of suicide loss.