Survivors of Suicide
A "Survivor of Suicide" is somone who has had a family or friend who has died by suicide. The loss of a life by suicide can have a devastating impact within a community. The suicide of a student, faculty or staff member specifically creates severe school community. Knowing how to address this tragedy effectively when it occurs can often be a crucial factor in preventing contagion and providing the necessary supports for students and staff.
Suicide postvention can reduce the negative effects of a tragedy on youth and other members of the community
Following are local, regional and national resourses to help
survivors navigate their complicated grief and loss:
- Survivors of Suicide meeting (A support group for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide)
University of Michigan Survivors of Suicide support group (NEW)
American Association of Suicidology - You are not alone! There are roughly 36,000 suicides annually in the U.S. It is estimated that for every suicide there are 6 survivors. So, approximately 5.4 million Americans became survivors of suicide in the last 25 years!