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:

After a Suicide: Recommendations for Religious Services and Other Public Memorial Observances

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

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.

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

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.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)  

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.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

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.

Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss: A Guide for Funeral Directors

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.

Surviving a Suicide Loss: A Resource and Healing Guide