Survivors of Suicide
A "Survivor of Suicide" is someone who has had a family or friend who has died by suicide.
Suicide postvention can reduce the negative effects of a tragedy on youth and other members of the community
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 problems in a 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.
The following are local, regional and national resources 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: A new support group for friends and family
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!
Survivors of Suicide Support Group Email -- Phone: 734-761-2988
Grief Net: GriefNet.org is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss
Family Crisis Center of Washtenaw: Every Wednesday 7:30PM - 8:30PM, $5/Person at The Family Crisis Center of Washtenaw (2385 S. Huron Parkway, 2N Ann Arbor, MI 48104). To learn more about the meeting, contact Edwina at (734) 255-8082 or Kathy at (734) 660-7059.